R

i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
2
Slug_0-7
Title:
1st insert:
Version:
Pubs:
Color/B&W:
Pickup ref:
Live:
Trim:
Bleed:
Gutter:
Scale:
Art Director
Copywriter
Project Mgr
Print Prod
Studio Mgr
Buddy Check
Creative Dir
Acct Mgmt
Proofreader
Legal
Client
Product Info
2-1-2010 12:34 PM Updated: Printed at:
PUBLI CI S & HAL RI NEY
SAN FRANCI SCO
Approvals EPro:
Production notes:
Job: 6768CON0002-024207
Prints Newspaper Colors:
- Slate prints C43, M3, Y7, K0
- Blue prints C100, M60, Y0, K5
- Red prints C0, M100, Y69, K5
- Waves are vector art and have a stroke weight of 1pt.
- Legal prints K100
- .5 pt. black keyline on trim prints
Final Art:
- All type, logo, waves and clouds
FPO Art:
- Photographic Art
radams
Released
024207-CON0002-USC_SN16.indd
Document
02
02.01
Promo 1B Print 3G ROP 4C
By Date
Mike Whelan
Joe Bultman
Deiter Segura
Michael Blair
Inks, Images & Fonts :
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
USC_believe_std_news_CMYK.eps,
243644AF04zn*100.psd (CMYK; 579 ppi; 13.15%), C9_
dynamic_slate_newsprint.psd (CMYK; 133 ppi; 225%),
243644AL01zn*100.psd (CMYK; 579 ppi; 12.42%)
Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk (Medium Condensed, Light
Condensed), SanukOT (Regular, Bold), Frutiger (47 Light
Condensed), Rosewood (Fill), Matrix II Script USC (Reg,
Bold), Trade Gothic (Condensed No. 18)
Inks, Images & Fonts Cont'd :
4C
None
9.5" x 11"
None
None
1" = 1" @ 100%
100%
2/16/10
SN16
See media rotation
CTA verification
Toll-free#/Acct Mgmt
URL/Acct Mgmt
Email/Acct Mgmt
By Date
Toll-free#/Proofreader
URL/Proofreader
Email/Proofreader
By Date
Things we want you to know: New two-year agreement (subject to early termination fee) and credit approval required. A $30 activation fee may apply. Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee applies; this is not a tax or government-required charge. Additional fees, taxes, terms, conditions and
coverage areas apply and vary by plan, service and phone. Use of service constitutes acceptance of the terms of our Customer Service Agreement. See store for details or visit uscellular.com. BOGO: Buy one handset and get a second handset for free. Mail-in rebate and activation
required on each handset. Free Incoming Calls are not deducted from package minutes and are available only when receiving calls in your calling area. Night and Weekend Minutes valid Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. to 6: 59 a.m. or 9 p.m. to 5: 59 a.m. (depending on Calling Plan)
and all day Saturday and Sunday. Night and Weekend Minutes are available throughout your calling area. Mobile-to-Mobile rate applies to calls you make to or receive from other U.S. Cellular customers in your Mobile-to-Mobile Calling Area (see brochure for details). Roaming indicator
on your phone must be off for Mobile-to-Mobile rates to apply. Promotional Phones subject to change. U.S. Cellular Visa Debit Card issued by MetaBank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Allow 10–12 weeks for processing. Card does not have cash access and can be used
at any merchant location that accepts Visa Debit Cards. Card valid for 120 days after issued. Premium Mobile Internet Plan is $19.95 per month. Application and data network usage charges may apply when accessing applications. Mobile Broadband on 3G Network only available
with select handsets. Users can expect an average download speed of 768Kbps and an average upload speed of 200Kbps. ©2010 U.S. Cellular.
Let us help you find a location: visit uscellular.com or call 1-888-BUY-USCC
USC-PRD-09-231
USC-PRD-10-003
USC-PRD-10-004
Get a National Plan with 1,000 Anytime Minutes for just $49.99/month plus:
• Free Incoming Calls, Texts and Pix
• Free Night and Weekend Minutes starting at 7 p.m.
• Free Mobile-to-Mobile Minutes
SAMSUNG CALIBER
TM
GET ONE FREE
WHEN YOU BUY ONE
FOR
$
99
95
After $50 mail-in rebates that come as Visa
®
Debit Cards. Requires new
2-yr agmts. and Premium Mobile Internet Plans. $30 act. fees may apply.
Get great deals on great phones you
can use on our speedy 3G Network:
connect
nationwide
and save.
SAMSUNG GLOSS
TM
QWERTY Keyboard, Camera
and Bluetooth
®
free
After $50 mail-in rebate that comes as a Visa Debit Card. Requires new
2-yr. agmt. and 3-mo. Unlimited Data Plan. $30 act. fee may apply.
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
3
Now, get the Hungry Hobo food you love, delivered fresh from Good2GoQC.com
fear and panic, at the same time these dogs will
be gasping for their fnal breath.”
Tat’s not exactly the image you want
associated with your gubernatorial candidate,
to say the least.
Te point here
is that Bill Brady
is obviously not
yet thinking like a
statewide candidate.
For crying out loud:
You can’t introduce
a bill to help out
your local puppy gas
chamber when you’re
trying to get elected
governor. I mean,
seriously, what kind
of thought process
concocts an idea like that?
Clarke called me back to say that Brady
would introduce an amendment to delete the
bill’s content. Te next day, Brady handed
of sponsorship to someone else. At least his
campaign is fnally learning that it’ll have to
keep this guy on a short and tight leash.
Jerry has no time to spare, either. As I write
this, the Senate Democrats are drafing a state
budget based on Brady’s proposals from his
Republican primary race.
by Rich Miller
J
erry Clarke is not easily rufed. Not only
has he seen it all in his years running
campaigns in Illinois, but he’s served
several tours of duty in Iraq as a combat
helicopter pilot.
But I thought Jerry might actually faint last
week when I called him with an update on his
candidate’s latest piece of legislation. Clarke is
running state Senator Bill Brady’s gubernatorial
campaign.
Brady’s bill would undo a compromise
worked out over two years to stop the practice
of mass euthanasia of dogs and cats. Te
animals were ofen put into auto-exhaust gas
chambers and killed en masse, sometimes
allegedly by so-called “puppy mills” when the
animals weren’t sold. Te gas chambers were
deemed cruel because it could take as long as
30 minutes for the animals to die, and some
even survived the ordeal.
One of the state’s animal gas chambers is
in Brady’s Senate district, and Brady has said
he sponsored the bill on a local veterinarian’s
behalf. Brady’s new legislation would delete the
law’s requirement that “companion animals” be
euthanized one at a time.
Te Humane Society of Illinois blasted
Brady’s legislation: “Tis bill would allow
numerous animals to be gassed at the same
time, in the same chamber, which will cause
Brady Keeps Blundering
You can’t introduce a
bill to help out your
local puppy gas chamber
when you’re trying to get
elected governor.
During the primary race, Brady told the
Chicago Tribune: “I believe Illinois needs to
prioritize its programs and cut state spending
by approximately 10 percent, saving $5.5
billion on the $55-
billion base budget.”
Brady’s answer
was dismissed by
most budget experts
because about half
that $55 billion
fgure can’t really be
altered much. You
can’t, for instance,
just tell Wall Street
that you’re cutting
your bond payments
by 10 percent. So a
10-percent across-
the-board cut to the
operating budget would only provide about
half of Brady’s projected savings.
And now the Senate Democrats have
decided to show the world just what, exactly,
Brady’s proposed 10-percent cut and billion-
dollar tax cut would mean to Illinois – agency
by agency.
Te Senate Democrats have already passed
a legislative-scholarship “reform” that was
specifcally designed to call attention to Brady’s
granting of a tuition waiver to the child of a
campaign contributor. Te ploy didn’t work,
though, because Brady uses an independent
committee to award the scholarships. Also
last week, the Democrats forced a hearing on
Brady’s campaign-fnance-reform bill. Te
legislation was so poorly drafed that Brady was
forced to agree to make numerous fxes, but the
hearing got absolutely no media coverage.
Te “Brady budget” proposal may fnally
break the media logjam, so this budget hearing
could be a major test of Brady’s campaign, and
its early reaction was fairly strong.
“When are they going to hold hearings on
Quinn’s budget?” Clarke thundered last week
when told of the planned budget hearings.
Brady’s campaign manager accused the
Democrats of using a Senate committee and
state-agency higher-ups for pure political
gamesmanship while their own party – which
has a huge majority in the chamber – hasn’t yet
come up with solutions of their own. Governor
Pat Quinn’s budget address will not be unveiled
until a full week afer the scheduled “Brady
budget” hearing.
If Jerry can just get a hold on his guy, he may
have a real shot here.
Rich Miller also publishes Capitol Fax (a daily
political newsletter) and TeCapitolFaxBlog.com.
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
4
But House Speaker Pat Murphy (D-
Dubuque) said leaders don’t know for sure
that they don’t have the votes to pass the
bills because House Democrats have not yet
caucused on the issues.
Wendt Retires After
Lung Cancer Returns
Wendt, a 76-year-old retired teacher and
principal and chair of the House Education
Committee, resigned suddenly afer
learning that his lung cancer has returned
afer 17 years.
“Due to a
serious medical
condition and the
recommendation
of my doctor, I will
not be returning
to the Iowa House
for the remainder
of the 2010 session
nor will I seek re-
election as state
representative later
this year,” Wendt
said in a prepared
statement.
Governor Chet
Culver is expected
to announce
the date for a special election in House
District 2. Representative Gene Ficken (D-
Independence), a retired teacher, is vice
chair of the House Education Committee
and will succeed Wendt as chair.
Wendt was serving his fourth term in
the Iowa House. His wife Anita has worked
as his clerk in the Iowa House. Wendt said
he’s “deeply proud” of his record improving
education for Iowa children and equalizing
school funding for districts such as Sioux
City, which he said helps both property
taxpayers and schools.
Culver called Wendt a dedicated and
thoughtful public servant. “From his time
in the U.S. Army to his four decades of
service to students, families, and teachers
to his eight years as a member of the Iowa
General Assembly, his life and career can
best be thought of in terms of ‘service to
others,’” Culver said. “For his life of service,
I simply want to thank him, and to publicly
recognize the tremendous impact he has
had on the state we love.”
For an expanded version of this article, visit
RiverCitiesReader.com.
Tis weekly summary comes from
IowaPolitics.com, an online government
and politics news service. Reporter Andrew
Dufelmeyer and other correspondents
contributed to this report.
by Lynn Campbell, IowaPolitics.com
C
ontroversial bills backed by labor
unions and opposed by Iowa’s
business community are at risk of
not surviving the legislature’s self-imposed
“funnel” deadline this week – a situation
exacerbated by the sudden retirement of
one Democratic lawmaker.
“We’re still working to fnd consensus on
those issues,” said House Majority Leader
Kevin McCarthy (D-Des Moines) last week.
“Tere are negotiations that are occurring.
If there are requisite votes for passage, then
that will move forward. But right now,
particularly in the
wake of one of our
members’ serious
illness ... that’s more
challenging.”
When pressed
to say whether
Democrats would
have already moved
forward on the
legislation if they had
the votes, McCarthy
said: “Tese are big
issues with a lot of
work. We’re doing
the best we can.”
Te legislature
will once again pack
its schedule with
committee meetings this week because
Friday, March 5, is the second “funnel”
– when all bills from one chamber must
clear a committee of the opposite chamber
to be considered alive for the remainder of
the session. Budget, tax, and leadership bills
are exempt.
Te deadline will help lawmakers to wrap
up this year’s session in 80 days and meet
a March 31 target adjournment date. “We
think we are well on schedule to be able to
get out of here four weeks from tomorrow,”
Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-
Council Blufs) said last week.
Controversial bills about “fair share” and
“prevailing wage” passed House committees
but have not been debated on the House
foor yet, leaving them two steps shy of
clearing the funnel.
“I hope that the labor bills will be
efectively of the table or dead next
week. Time will tell about that,” said
House Minority Leader Kraig Paulsen (R-
Hiawatha) last week, claiming that the fair-
share bill would repeal Iowa’s right-to-work
law. “It’s my understanding right now that
there are not enough votes to move those
bills.”
Te sudden retirement of Representative
Roger Wendt (D-Sioux City) decreases
House Democrats’ majority to 55-44 and
increases the difculty of getting the bills
passed.
Labor Bills Could Fall Victim
to Legislative “Funnel”
“I hope that the labor
bills will be efectively of
the table or dead.”
– House Minority Leader
Kraig Paulsen (R-
Hiawatha)
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
5
Got A Problem? Ask Amy Alkon.
171 Pier Ave, #280, Santa Monica, CA 90405
or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com (AdviceGoddess.com)
©2009, Amy Alkon, all rights reserved.
ASK
THE ADVICE GODDESS
BY AMY ALKON
ASK
THE ADVICE GODDESS
ASK
THE ADVICE GODDESS
day,” not “Take the risk that your investment
in their marriage will be a lasting one.”
Pragmatism is wise if you’re getting a new
transmission, but in certain areas of life, it’s
plain ugly. Could you maybe do the warm,
generous thing, and extend your good wishes
in the form of a toaster? Even if they end up
hating each other, it may still come in handy.
(Maybe one can throw it out the window at the
other.) If you’re just cheap, and prefer never to
be invited to another wedding, give the happy
couple a beautifully wrapped package with a
note inside: “If you don’t hate each other in
two years, call me, and I’ll buy you a lead-
crystal turtle.”
BY AMY ALKON
marrying the next. Fred might cheat with the
occasional cocktail waitress - if he gets really,
really lucky. But beyond being a bazillionaire,
a golf virtuoso, and boyishly handsome, Tiger’s
famous. Really, really famous. And even just
being borderline famous seems to be a wildly
potent aphrodisiac. (Afer all, women chase Gary
Coleman.)
It isn’t wrong for a guy to want his sex life to
be all “I love a parade”; he just needs to fgure
that out before he marries the nice Swedish
woman and makes babies with her. George
Clooney, for one, sets a good example. If media
reports are correct, he tells the ladies he isn’t
the committing kind, and when it’s over with
Francesca he moves on to Elisabetta - with no
need for apologies before the international press
and his mom.
Of course, Tiger had to publicly apologize
for the bimbo malfunction because he isn’t just
Tiger the guy who plays golf, but a role model
who has countless people depending on him
for their livelihoods. If he weren’t, he could
either have said nothing or said what I suspect
is the truth: “I’m not sorry for having sex with
all those models, escorts, and busty wafehouse
waitresses. I loved every minute of it. I’m sorry
I got caught. But I’d do it again. And hope to in
the future.”
Is there a lesson in this? Tere is, for the
ladies. Women who marry rich, powerful men
should recognize that there’s a strong temptation
for those men to cheat - especially during the
horndog 20s and early 30s. Women can ignore
this if they want, or tell themselves their love
will make the diference. Or, they can decide the
homes, the cars, the yachts, and annual trips to
the cheating-husband section of the diamond
mine are compensation enough.
I love how you write about the evolutionary
psychology driving us, like your recent bit on
how women across cultures prioritize money
and mojo in men. So, what do you think about
the Tiger Woods scandal? Was this just a man
being true to his genes? Or is there more to it
than that, since most other men aren’t running
around to the extent he was?
- Curious George
People are speculating that Tiger has a “sex
addiction,” when all the ordinary guy can
usually be accused of is a porn addiction. What
separates the sex addicts from the porn addicts?
Being rich enough to get the girls in 3-D.
You’ll hear people sneer that gay men are
promiscuous. And they are. All men are.
Unfortunately for straight guys, women’s
timeline for putting out is typically three dates,
not three minutes or whenever the stall is
free, whichever comes frst. Men evolved to
want sexual variety far more than women do.
Evolutionary psychologists Alan S. Miller and
Satoshi Kanazawa write in Why Beautiful People
Have More Daughters that a man who has sex
with 1,000 women in a year can potentially
produce 1,000 children. “In sharp contrast, if a
woman has sex with 1,000 men in a year, she can
have only one child (barring a multiple birth).”
In other words, “there’s little reproductive beneft
for women in seeking lots of sex partners,”
while, as my blog commenter “Sterling” put it,
“Men like sex the same as women like shoes. No
matter how many cool shoes you already have,
you want diferent shoes.”
So, Tiger’s really no diferent from Henry
the Eighth or Fred, the ffh guy on the lef.
Henry had to practice what could be called
“rolling monogamy” - beheading one wife before
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Drag
Since many marriages fail, what do you
think of the idea that wedding gifs should
only be given afer the two-year mark,
to celebrate a couple making it past the
“honeymoon stage.”
- Te Realist
Don’t stop there, Mr. Realist. Avoid giving
Christmas presents to family members in
high-risk occupations: “No iPod for you,
electrical-line worker!” Keep tabs on friends
with unhealthy habits: “Oh, wait, you’re
smoking again? Gimme back that sweater.”
Wedding invitations generally say something
like “Come celebrate Don and Donna’s happy
Aisle Give It to You Two Years Later
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
6
Looking for something to do during Spring Break? Look no
further! The Family Museum has ten great days of spring break
programming for your family to enjoy. All events and
performances are included with admission or membership.
Sponsored by
Spring Break Spectacular!
Jim Gill
Insect Zoo (2 days)
Metropolitan Youth Program
MOvMNT Dance Company
Visit www.familymuseum.org for a complete
listing of dates, times, and events.
Going Green Art Days (2 days)
Niabi Zoo
Opera Iowa!
Mad Science
Week One
March 15-19
Week Two
March 22-26
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
7
Comedians Alex Reymundo and Nick Madson on Hard Work, Big Breaks, and Dumb Luck
Comics’ Timing
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
T
wo veterans of Comedy Central will perform in the
Quad Cities this month, neither of whom, in separate
interviews, had any trouble recalling his beginnings
in professional stand-up.
Bombing on stage, afer all, does tend to stick in your
memory.
“It went well enough for me to be bitten by this bug,” says
comedian Alex Reymundo of his frst three-minute open-
mic set, which took place roughly 30 years ago in Arlington,
Texas. “So I said, ‘You know what? I think I’m gonna do this
again,’ and I did the exact same set two weeks later. And it
went well again. And then I did the exact same thing two
weeks afer that ... and I died a horrible death.”
He laughs. “Which goes to show that every crowd is
diferent, but I was too green to know that. You know, I
thought, ‘Wow, I could say these same things for three
minutes for the rest of my life!’ And then I went, ‘Oh, well, I
guess I can’t.’”
Comedian Nick Madson’s frst professional crash-
and-burn, meanwhile, occurred during his very frst
professional gig.
“Tere was a company that was having some kind of
conference,” the 30-year-old Madson says of his debut while
a student at Oklahoma City University, “and they said they
wanted a comedian who could come in and perform about
a 20-minute set. And I talked to them, because my stuf’s
not necessarily ... like, clean. But they said, ‘Don’t worry, it’s
gonna be in a big conference room, very dark, and we have
very wide ranges of senses of humor.’
“And I get there, and it’s the conference room of, like, a
Super 8 Motel, this super-small room, with bright lights
and a podium. And at the end of one of the tables was this
woman and, like, her four-year-old daughter on her lap. So
I automatically knew I couldn’t do half of the material I had
prepared. I tried to think of some other jokes I had written
that were maybe a little cleaner, and it bombed so much. I
got a few chuckles, but it was mostly 20 minutes of crickets.
“And yet somehow,” he adds, “I wanted to go back and
do it again.”
To be sure, that desire to go back and do it again is one
of the hallmarks of a dedicated stand-up comedian, and
local audiences can enjoy the stylings of two disparate ones
when Alex Reymundo performs at Penguin’s Comedy Club
March 4 through 6, and the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse
hosts Game On! A Night of Stand-Up Comedy with Nick
Madson on March 11.
First capturing national attention alongside Paul
Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, and George Lopez as one of
“Te Original Latin Kings of Comedy” for Showtime,
Reymundo’s career has boasted hour-long solo television
specials, a citation from the American Latino Media Arts
(ALMA) Awards, and performances with Blue Collar
comedian Ron White. (“I’m trying to show the nation
that rednecks and Mexicans are the same people,” says
Reymundo. “Rednecks are just Mexicans with a tanning
problem.”)
As for Madson, he’s forged an occasional career as a
professional stand-up while also staying employed as a
full-time traveling actor, currently appearing as Potiphar in
Circa ’21’s production of the musical Joseph & the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat. (Full disclosure: Nick and I have
actually been friends since the winter of 2004, right before
appearing together in Circa ’21’s previous production of
Joseph.)
In two recent interviews – one with Reymundo by
phone, one with Madson over cofee – the men shared their
origins in the art of stand-up, their subsequent successes,
their hopes for the future ... and, it should go without
saying, the random of-the-cuf joke.
B
orn in Acapulco, Mexico, Alex Reymundo and
his family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, when
the future star was two years old. “My interest in
show business started when I was a kid,” he says. “I
was trying to play music, and taking theatre classes
– anything I could do to perform.”
He recalls, however, that his interest in stand-up
started when Reymundo was living in Arlington at
age 23. “I got a job bartending at a comedy club,” he
says, “and saw this art form that I had never really
seen before. I was a little bit familiar with it from Bill
Cosby tapes and seeing Richard Pryor on HBO and
things like that, but I had never seen it live, in a room
of 300 people. Tey were names I’d never heard of,
but these guys and girls were fantastic.
“I was also watching these guys go home, usually,
with the prettiest girl in the room,” Reymundo adds
with a laugh. “And so I was like, ‘Uh ... you know
what? I’m gonna give that a shot.’”
His process for assembling comedic material that
frst time, says Reymundo, wasn’t much diferent
from how it is now. “Usually, if I say something in
conversation that suddenly strikes somebody as
funny, or strikes me as funny, I’ll try to use it one
more time with an unsuspecting stranger, and then
I jot it down. And then I start playing with it. You
know, every comic is a little diferent. I like to play
with material on stage and see where it takes me
– kind of put myself under the pressure of having to
discover something.”
Afer expressing his interest in performing stand-
up, the club’s owners, says Reymundo, “gave me
12 weeks of work as an opening act. I think I was
making, I dunno, $150, $200 a week. But at the same
time it was great, getting that much work at once.”
Great, and as the comedian would discover afer
taking his act on the road, unusual.
“In those days, you know, there were no cell
phones,” says Reymundo of his early days seeking
bookings. “So I’d literally be driving and planning
who I was gonna call at the next rest stop. It was a
struggle, like it is today. It’s a little more accessible
now with e-mail and cell phones, but it was a
constant struggle to fll that next month.”
Tankfully, he had a frequent partner on the road.
“Te frst time Ron White ever did comedy,” says
“S
ome of my friends,” says Nick Madson, “are
like, ‘How are you a comedian?’ Because an
open-mic-night set is, like, three to fve minutes.
Now I can’t even tell a joke in under fve minutes.”
You may think he’s kidding, but Madson insists
that he’s (mostly) serious. “Even when I’m talking
to friends and clearly sober,” he says with a laugh, “I
have a tendency to start at point A and go to point
B. Except I’ll start at point A – ‘Tis one time, when
I was in college, there was this guy named Rob.
And you have to understand that Rob was ... . Okay
... . Rob was like six-foot-one, and he grew up in
Georgia, and like ... well ... um ... .’
“And 20 minutes later I’ll still be at point A. So
friends are like, ‘How do you stand up in front of
people and talk? You’re the worst talker ever!’”
If that’s true, though, he appears to be doing
a fne job of fooling people. A Colorado Springs
native with a musical-theatre degree, Madson
began participating in open-mic nights while in
school, has subsequently performed comedy sets in
Colorado, Oklahoma, Chicago, and New York City,
and in 2007 was named one of the country’s Top
100 Amateur Comics by Comedy Central.
“Tey were kind of having this thing where you
could take footage from your shows and send it
in,” he says of the acknowledgment. “I got a little
certifcate that means nothing, but still ... .”
Madson’s stand-up success, he says, is all the
more surprising for his not actively seeking it. “I
haven’t necessarily been selling myself as a comic,
because I still have this idea of, ‘Tat’s not what I’m
trained in. I should pursue what I’m trained in.’ So
I’ve been pursuing theatre more. But if the chance
arises, if I’m traveling and I know the friend of a
friend who can get me in a club, then I’ll go in and
do a set.”
Afer all, Madson adds, a comedy set “is
defnitely an extension of stage performance. You
know, when you’re singing and dancing, you see
people applauding and smiling because you just
took them on this journey for two hours. But
when you can get that kind of
gratifcation up there by yourself,
and entertain people and make them
laugh for an hour through things that
happened to you ... . I mean, that’s
amazing.”
His interest in the art, however,
began long before his university days.
“I remember watching stand-up
comedy when I was growing up, and
just loving it,” Madson says. “I would
actually record all these random
comedians and just watch their sets
over and over – how they set up their
jokes, how they molded their jokes,
how they delivered punchlines – and
I just thought it was genius. And
I was like, ‘I want to make people
laugh that hard, so that they just cry
and their stomachs hurt.’ And sometimes I do.”
Happily, in his career as a professional stage
performer, fnding comedic material is rarely a
challenge. “A lot of my material is just the kinds of
shenanigans that go on between a cast backstage,”
he says. “Over the course of years spent traveling
around from theatre to theatre – all of these
diferent places, with all of these diferent people
– there are so many great stories. So a lot of it
is just sharing diferent stories with people, and
things that have happened in my life. Like drinking
Discover Something: Alex
Reymundo at Penguin’s Comedy
Club, March 4 through 6
Drinking Stories on Stage: Nick Madson
at the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, March 11
Continued From Page 10
Continued On Page 36
Continued On Page 36
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
8
Vol. 17, No. 747
March 4 - 17, 2010
532 W. 3rd St.
Davenport IA 52801
RiverCitiesReader.com
(563)324-0049 (phone)
(563)323-3101 (fax)
Publishing since 1993
The River Cities’ Reader is an independent newspaper
published every other Thursday, and available free
throughout the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.
© 2009 River Cities’ Reader
DEADLINES
• To submit a letter to the editor,
(letters@rcreader.com): 5 p.m. Wednesday
• To submit items to our calendar of events,
(calendar@rcreader.com): 5 p.m. Wednesday
• To submit items to City Shorts column,
(cityshorts@rcreader.com): 5 p.m. Wednesday
• To purchase a display ad,
(sales@rcreader.com): 5 p.m. Wednesday
• To purchase a classifed ad,
(classifeds@rcreader.com): 10 a.m. Monday
PUBLISHER
Todd McGreevy
EDITOR
Kathleen McCarthy
EDITORIAL
Managing Editor: Jef Ignatius • jef@rcreader.com
Arts Editor, Calendar Editor: Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com
Contributing Writers: Amy Alkon, Rob Brezsny, Lynn Campbell,
Luke Hamilton, Rich Miller, Jill Walsh, Thom White
ADVERTISING
Account Executives:
Chris Walljasper • chris@rcreader.com
Advertising Coordinator: Katie Bergthold
Advertising rates, publishing schedule, demographics,
and more are available at
QCAdvertising.com
PRODUCTION
Art Director, Production Manager: Shawn Eldridge •
shawn@rcreader.com
Graphic Artist - Nathan Klaus
Production/Design Intern - Nathan Ortner
Production/Design Intern - Sarah Wright
ADMINISTRATION
Business Manager: Kathleen McCarthy
Ofce Administrator, Classifeds Manager, Circulation Manager:
Rick Martin • rick@rcreader.com
Distribution: William Cook, Cheri DeLay, Greg FitzPatrick, Tyler
Gibson, Daniel Levsen, J.K. Martin, Jay Strickland
by Jef Ignatius
jef@rcreader.com
T
he self-titled album by Head
for the Hills opens with
“One Foot in the Grave,” and
its instrumentation and twangy
harmonies are classic bluegrass.
Te next track is “Solar Bowling
Shoes,” and the title alone is a clue
that the Colorado-based band has
interests beyond tradition.
But the band really establishes
its newgrass credentials on the
instrumental “Nooks & Crannies,”
which – aside from its eloquent
melodies and nimble digressions
– brings in an electric mandolin
at the four-minute mark. Its
introduction ofers a hint of rock-
and-roll distortion, and it later
adds some feedback, and fnally
it breaks away from any sense of
tradition with a soaring solo. Te
instrument’s use is transcendent,
creating a bridge between
bluegrass and rock.
Te blending of those two
genres is of course a hallmark
of newgrass, and Head for the Hills
– performing March 19 at RIBCO
– is particularly adept at farming that
expansive middle ground. Tere’s nothing
else on the album as quintessentially
bluegrass as “One Foot in the Grave,”
and there’s nothing as nontraditional as
“Nooks & Crannies,” but the remainder
of the album is a testament to the band’s
alchemic skills.
Tere are the Celtic-ballad favors and
mournful fddle melody of “Cold Walls,”
and the funky interlude and alternating
solos of “My Angelie,” and the speed-
demon playing on the southwestern
opening of the instrumental “Chupchik,”
which gets a little more casual and tropical
as it progresses. And then there’s “Unchain
My Heart,” a hit for Ray Charles that
comes across naturally in an energetic
bluegrass context that (like “Nooks &
Crannies”) builds to an electric climax.
Te band’s aim, said Head for the Hills
guitarist and singer Adam Kinghorn in
a phone interview last week, is “taking
bluegrass to new levels without totally
destroying the tradition of it.”
Inspired by progressive-bluegrass icons
Béla Fleck, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas,
Head for the Hills, March 19 at RIBCO
Farming the Middle Ground
and Edgar Meyer, none of the band’s
members was raised on bluegrass. “It’s not
something we’ve been playing our whole
lives,” Kinghorn said. “We’re not locked
in to any style yet because we’re still
expanding and still growing as musicians
and as a group.”
“One Foot in the Grave” shows that
the six-year-old quartet has an obvious
respect for the bluegrass form, while the
remainder of Head for the Hills builds on it
without being beholden. Instrumentation
aside, “Nooks & Crannies” has a nearly
classical compositional rigor and barely
resembles bluegrass. “We have no problem
with it not being bluegrass anymore,”
Kinghorn said. “We want to ensure that
we hold up the tradition. We don’t want to
water anything down. We want to be able
to play like the great bluegrass acts would
like us to play ... . At the same time, we
want to stretch those boundaries out.”
Co-produced by Drew Emmit (Lefover
Salmon), recorded at the studio of Bill
Nersi (Te String Cheese Incident),
and tracked by Gus Skinas (who has
engineered the Rolling Stones and Pink
Floyd), Head for the Hills has a gorgeously
clean sound, in part because of the Direct
Stream Digital process the band used.
Kinghorn said that Direct Stream
Digital is akin to recording to digital tape.
It has a higher sampling rate than other
digital technologies – which some people
think gives it a warmer, richer sound – but
as with tape, diferent song sections need
to be spliced together. To add something,
the entire band would need to play the
part in question.
“You have to piece the whole thing
together; you can’t just plug in this or plug
in that” instrument or overdub, Kinghorn
said. “We had to do it live or else it wasn’t
going to come across as well.”
Tere is a downside, he said: “You don’t
have the most perfect solos, and you might
not have had the best vocal take.”
But the trade-of is worth it, he said: “It
was live, and it was in the moment.”
Head for the Hills will perform at RIBCO
(1815 Second Avenue in Rock Island) on
Friday, March 19. Te bill also includes the
Milltown Wranglers, and the show starts at
9 p.m. Cover is $6.
For more information on Head for the
Hills, visit HeadForTeHillsMusic.com or
MySpace.com/headforthehillsbluegrass.
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
9

Openings/GalleryEvents
Light Screens: TheLeadedGlass of FrankLloydWright, in-depth
talk withJulie L. Sloan, coveringthe signifcance of Wright’s contribu-
tiontothe art of stainedglass; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225W2ndSt,
Davenport, IA, http://www.fggeart-
museum.org, 7pmThuMar 4.
Members-OnlyExhibit Preview
for AmanaColonies: TheMoveto
CityLife, previewof newexhibit in
partnershipwiththe Amana Heritage
Society; artifacts andpersonal stories
ontrades includingblacksmithing,
baking, butchering, weavingand
more; programs anddemonstrations
scheduledthroughout the course of
the exhibit; focuses onthe time dur-
ingthe Great Depressionwhensome
members of the Amana communal
society made the decisiontocome
toDavenport; free for members and
free withmuseumadmissionfor
nonmembers; for information, call
563-322-8844 or e-mail ach@gahc.
org, GermanAmericanHeritage
Center, 712W. 2ndSt., Davenport,
IA, http://www.gahc.org, 4pmThu
Mar 4.
Tables for Ladies: Edward
Hopper andtheModernWoman,
Patricia Junker onthe pivotal place
womenoccupy inthe development
of Hopper’s paintingcareer; free;
for information, call 515-277-4405,
Levitt Auditorium- Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 GrandAvenue, Des
Moines, IA, http://www.desmoine-
sartcenter.org, 6:30pmThuMar 4.
2010Kids’ Art Exhibit, works
by area school children; anexhibit
showinginthe GalleryWalk; for
information, call 319-351-8686 or
e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, MidWestOne Bank - Iowa
City, 102 S. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
Artist Educator Exhibit, works
by instructors inthe Iowa City
Community School District; an
exhibit showinginthe GalleryWalk;
for information, call 319-351-8686
or e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-gal-
lery.com, MidWestOne Bank - Iowa
City, 102 S. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
BeadworkbyBethanyYoung,
anexhibit showinginthe Gallery
Walk; for information, call 319-351-
8686 or e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-
gallery.com, Iowa Artisans Gallery,
207 EWashingtonSt, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
Clothingas Protection: Multi-
MediaGroupShow, alteredcloth-
ingpieces as well as assemblage,
photographs, andpaintings that
explore the way inwhichclothing
acts as a metaphorical shield,
protectingthe body fromother
peoples perceptions, assumptions,
andstereotypes; anexhibit showing
inthe GalleryWalk; for information,
call 319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, UAY:
UnitedActionfor YouthCenter, 355
Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, 5pm
Fri Mar 5.
DawnFrary, photography; an
exhibit showinginthe GalleryWalk;
for information, call 319-351-8686 or
e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, Revival, 117 E. College St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-
gallery.com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
HandmadePom-Poms by
KellyMoore&Amber Morris,
mixed-media windowinstalla-
tion; anexhibit showinginthe
GalleryWalk; for information, call
319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Home Ec
Workshop, 207 NLinnSt, Iowa City,
IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
IowaCityGalleryWalk, works
ondisplay at 16 venues; free, family-friendly, andopentothe public; for
information, call 319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, DowntownIowa City, City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
JoanLifring-ZugBourret: TheLifeof May, for information, call
319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Englert The-
atre, 221 East WashingtonSt., Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-
gallery.com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
JohnCoyne, DavidLuck&Friends: Manifestations inThreeDi-
mensions, other artists inthe exhibit include AdamWohlwend, Rodney
Hanson, Michael Sinclair, Michael
Ebeling, andCaseyWestbrook; an
exhibit showinginthe GalleryWalk;
for information, call 319-351-8686 or
e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, The Chait Galleries Downtown,
218 EWashingtonSt, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
KristinaDvorak: Alternate
Ending, mixed-media work; for
information, call 319-351-8686 or e-
mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.com,
Bella Joli, 125 S Dubuque St, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-
gallery.com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
Kurt Anderson, functional
ware saturatedby images pulledat
randomfroma jar of his sketches
andthencollagedtogether onthe
surfaces of pots; anexhibit showing
inthe GalleryWalk; for information,
call 319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, AKAR,
257 E Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
LaineyBeck: NewWorks, an
exhibit showinginthe GalleryWalk;
for information, call 319-351-8686 or
e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, The OldPost Ofce Gallery, 28
S LinnSt, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, 5pm
Fri Mar 5.
MarkStevenson: Collages, ex-
hibit utilizingvintage snapshots and
a pair of scissors; anexhibit showing
inthe GalleryWalk; for information,
call 319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, MODELA,
323 E. Market St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
MegPrange: MyArt &
Life, Hand-AppliquedFabric
Pictures, anexhibit showingin
the GalleryWalk; for information,
call 319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Textiles,
109 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.
com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
OpeningReceptionfor Amana
Colonies: TheMovetoCityLife,
previewof newexhibit inpartner-
shipwiththe Amana Heritage So-
ciety; artifacts andpersonal stories
ontrades includingblacksmithing,
baking, butchering, weavingand
more; programs anddemonstra-
tions scheduledthroughout the
course of the exhibit; focuses onthe
time duringthe Great Depression
whensome members of the Amana
communal society made the deci-
siontocome toDavenport; free for
members andfree withmuseum
admissionfor nonmembers; for
information, call 563-322-8844
or e-mail ach@gahc.org, German
AmericanHeritage Center, 712W.
2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.
gahc.org, 10amFri Mar 5.
OpeningReceptionfor
Heather Kakert andLeanneRobb,
foodandbeverages provided;
for information, contact Sarah
Robbat 563-271-9740 or sarah@
robbdesigns.com, Black Canvas
Studio&Gallery, 822 1/2 15thAve.,
East Moline, IL, 7pmFri Mar 5.
Recent Ceramics: Shoko
Teruyama, anexhibit showingin
the GalleryWalk; for information, call
319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@iowa-
artisans-gallery.com, AKAR, 257 E
Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, 5pm
Fri Mar 5.
Receptionfor“In-Between:
TheArchitectureof Migration”,
Jane Gilmor’s exhibitionwill allow
visitors tointeract withwearable,
readable andtouchable structures
designedtoexplore the psychology of personal andcultural migration;
for information, call 563-333-6444, CatichGallery, St. Ambrose Univer-
sity, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/catich, 5pmFri Mar 5.
Events
i wireless Center
March through May
P
op quiz, hotshot: What boasts
eight Grammy Awards, more
than two dozen Dove Awards, bofo
television ratings, uncommon poise
and grace, and the ability to beat the
ever-lovin’ snot out of you? Answer:
this spring’s entertainment lineup at
the i wireless Center! Concert-goers
will have plenty to sing about over
the next three months, as the Moline
venue houses Christian music’s Winter
Jam 2010 – featuring performances
by Newsboys, Tenth Avenue North,
Firefight, Sidewalk Prophets, Robert
Pierre, Revive, and quadruple Grammy-
winners Tird Day – on March 11,
the indie rockers of Paramore on
May 7, and recent four-time Grammy
recipient Taylor Swif (performing with
American Idol sweetheart Kellie Pickler)
on May 8. Feats of spectacular equine
skill will be on hand with the return
of the touring spectacular Te World
Famous Lipizzaner Stallions (March 26).
Wrestling fans won’t want to miss the
WWE’s Monday Night Raw on April
5, a live, televised event featuring such
noted bruisers as John Cena, Triple H,
and Randy Orton. Our local ice-hockey
heroes, the Quad City Mallards, have
10 matches scheduled between March 5
and April 16. And both the really young
and the really young at heart can delight
in the magic of Nickelodeon’s Storytime
Live!, a brand-new stage adventure
featuring familiar characters from
Dora the Explorer, Te Backyardigans,
Wonder Pets!, and Ni Hao, Kai-lan. (In
case you hadn’t fgured it out, these are
the aforementioned TV-ratings champs
... although, if pressed, a few thousand
pre-schoolers could also beat the ever-
lovin’ snot out of you.) For tickets to
springtime events at the i wireless
Center, call (800)745-3000 or visit
iwirelessCenter.com. – Mike Schulz
The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions
Feels likeVegas!
Tastes likeVegas...
Looks likeVegas...
Looking for real Vegas-style gaming excitement?
The loosest and biggest selection of slots? Weekly slot and poker tournaments? You’re
going to love Jumer’s, voted the “Best Casino” in the Quad Cities!
Eat like a King, too! Our Player’s Buffet, voted the area’s “Best Buffet”, features:
Surf ‘N’ Turf Buffet—Fri. & Sat. 4pm-10pm......................................................$9.99*
Champagne Brunch—Sun. 10am-3pm...............................................................$9.99**
Late Night Steak ‘N’ Eggs Buffet—Fri. & Sat. 11pm-2am.................................$5.99***
And don’t forget DJ’s Steakhouse, chosen as the Quad Cities’ “Best New Restaurant”.
Music? We’ve got the Edje! Every month, we bring you the Quad Cities’ finest
live entertainment. Showtimes are 8pm-12am Fri. & Sat. Never a cover—always FREE!
March 5–6 The Dani Lynn Howe Band March 12–13 The Funnies
March 19–20 Pappa Razzi March 26–27 The Gray Wolf Band
A
LW
AYS SMOKE-FR
E
E
!
It’s truly
Style at Jumer’s!
Looking fo
Th l t d bi t l ti
V
eg
a
s
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling
1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537). *With IMAGE Players Club Card—$14.99 without card. **With IMAGE Players Club
Card—$13.99 without card. ***With IMAGE Players Club Card—$7.99 without card.
I-280 and Hwy 92, Exit 11-A • Rock Island, IL
309-756-4600 • 800-477-7747 • Open 7am-5am daily
The Australian Bee Gees:
A Tribute to the Bee Gees
In Concert March 27–8pm
Tickets $20 with IMAGE Players card,
$25 without
Purchase at Gi� Shop or call
800-477-7747
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
10
SEEKS MANAGING PRODUCER
Davenport Junior Theatre, Inc. seeking applicants for position of Man-
aging Producer for 59
th
Season, which will occur during the 2010-2011
school year. Managing Producer will be responsible for coordinating
and implementing all facets of four Mainstage productions, to include
scheduling, marketing, and securing production teams. Compensation
for entire season will be $5,000, with opportunity to earn additional
compensation. Flexible hours, including ability to complete many
tasks from home.
Managing Producer must have previous experience producing shows,
and have a degree in performing arts, business, marketing, or a related
field. Candidates must have experience working with children. Final
candidates will be asked to complete a criminal background check
prior to selection.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and two written references
to: Kimberly Furness, Board President, Davenport Junior Theatre Inc.,
2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52803, by 5:00 pm on Monday,
March 22nd. More details at:
www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.com
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
11
RichardSjolund: Images fromTown&Campus, photography; an
exhibit showinginthe GalleryWalk; for information, call 319-351-8686
or e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.com, US Bank, 204 EWashington
St, Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
Rubber StampDrawings byMichael Roberts, anexhibit showing
inthe GalleryWalk; for information, call 319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Iowa Artisans Gallery, 207 EWashingtonSt,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
StainedGlass withFoundObjects byRettaHentschel, anexhibit
showinginthe GalleryWalk; for information, call 319-351-8686 or e-
mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Glassando, 210 S ClintonSt #116,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
SusanKennicott: Acrylic Paintings, anexhibit showinginthe
GalleryWalk; for information, call 319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@iowa-
artisans-gallery.com, The OldPost Ofce Gallery, 28 S LinnSt, Iowa City,
IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
TheCraft of Metal: InaeChoi, Bess Siritanapivat, Douglas
Ginsberg, &HaroldvanBeek, the showintroduces unique works of
art througha variety of eyes, MFAs inmetals, master jewelers, machinist,
poets, historians, andfashionexperts; anexhibit showinginthe Gallery
Walk; for information, call 319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-
gallery.com, M.C. GinsbergObjects of Art, 110 East Washington, Iowa
City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
UI Center for theBook: NewWork, by students andfaculty in
papermaking, bookbinding, calligraphy andprinting; anexhibit show-
inginthe GalleryWalk; for information, call 319-351-8686 or e-mail
mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.com, RSVP, 140 NLinnSt, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com, 5pmFri Mar 5.
CreativeConnections - Artists inAction: Poets fromIowaCity
andCedar Rapids, inhonor of National Poetry Month; a collaborative
efort betweenthe museumandlocal artists toreachandteach
non-artists about the artistic process; free; for information, call 319-366-
7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.crma.org, 10:30amSat Mar 6.
SmArt SaturdayProgram, begins witha free Creative Connections
presentationfrom10:30am-noon, inhonor of National Poetry Month,
withpoets inlcudingthe Speakeasy Poetry Group, Voicebox, Andy
Thayer, N. Genevieve Heinrich, James Shannon, andChristianRoth;
SmArt Activities inthe lobby from1-3pm; for information, call 319-366-
7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.crma.org, 10:30amSat Mar 6.
CommunityDay, refreshments, art activities, live music, dancing,
storytelling, andmore; free; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pmSunMar 7.
GalleryTalk: RanelleLueth, discusses“Printmaking‘Mastery’ inthe
19thCentury”; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225W2ndSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.fggeartmuseum.org, 2pm
SunMar 7.
WeeklyFiggeExhibitionTour, a docent-ledtour providingan
introductiontoeachexhibition, plus highlights of works; free withmu-
seumadmission; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225W2ndSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.fggeartmuseum.org, Sundays
at 1:30pmSunMar 7thruSunJun6.
But OhWhat ThoseFiveFeet CouldDo: WomeninAmerican
Songs of theRoaring‘20s, withmusic historian, andhost of NPR’s“Fas-
cinatin’ Rhythm,”Michael Lasser; free; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 7pmThuMar 11.
Brent Langley, presentinga short a talk about his experience as an
artist-in-residence at Rocky MountainNational Park inColoradointhe
2009 summer park season; Langley will showhis newpaintingLiving
onthe Edge as part of his presentation; for information, call 309-799-
7192 or e-mail langleyart@mchsi.com, River Arts Center, 229 5thAve S,
Clinton, IA, http://www.BrentLangleyArt.com, 1pmSunMar 14.
Order &Creativity=Economy, withTrudi Temple; garden
programsponsoredby the Moline Horticultural Society, Mississippi
Valley Hosta Society andthe Friends of Riverside; fndout author
Temple’s secret tocompostinginher garden; for information, contact
Carol Wagner, 563-359-5285, or carolwagner@mchsi.com, QuadCity
Botanical Center, 2525 4thAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.
com, 2pmSunMar 14.
smARTSecondSunday: RivetingRobots, inPrincipal Studio5;
for parents andchildren5 &under; designandconstruct robots using
recycledmaterials; bringincoldor brokentoy cars, trucks, or other
trinkets toaddtoyour robot; $8-$10; for information, call 515-271-0306,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pmSunMar 14.
10Ways toCollect onaBudget, CRMAdirector Terry Pitts and
curator SeanUlmer leadaninformal discussionof several options for
collectingartwork without breakingthe bank; for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.crma.org, 6:30pmThuMar 18.
Far-FlungFibers: TheMigrationof Fiber andtheFiber Arts,
informational eveningwithdemonstrations by knitters andspinners,
displays regardingspinningandknittingfor social responsibility,
anditems for sale; free; for information, contact Heather Lovewell at
563/209-1287 or LovewellHeatherL@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University
Library, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/migrationproject, 7pm
TueMar 23.
Receptionfor Eleanor Spiess-Ferris: Sorrows of Swans,
Paintings of aSuferingEnvironment, paintings by Chicagoartist
depictingnatural yet surreal environments that questionthe health
andwellness of our environment; for information, call 309-298-1587,
WesternIllinois University Art Gallery, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL,
http://www.wiu.edu/artgallery, 6pmTueMar 23.
Receptionfor Robert Middaugh: Paintings andConstruc-
tions, works by longtime Chicagoartist nowlivinginBurlington; for
information, call 309-298-1587, WesternIllinois University Art Gallery,
1 University Circle, Macomb, IL, http://www.wiu.edu/artgallery, 6pm
TueMar 23.
GalleryTalk: Eleanor Spiess-Ferris andRobert Middaugh, dis-
cussionontwocurrent exhibitions; for information, call 309-298-1587,
WesternIllinois University Art Gallery, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL,
http://www.wiu.edu/artgallery, 11amWedMar 24.
GalleryTalk, a discussionof the current RobynO’Neil exhibit, with
curator Gilbert Vicario; free; for information, call 515-277-4405, Levitt
Auditorium- Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAvenue, Des Moines,
IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 6:30pmThuMar 25.
Bucktown’s Final Friday, for information, call 309-737-2066,
BucktownCenter for the Arts, 225 E. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.
bucktownarts.com, 5pmFri Mar 26.
ClosingReceptionforTGI Fridays Art Show&Sale, 100%of
donations and25%of artworks soldbenefts Habitat for Humanity;
featuringa rafe andprizes, anda meet-and-greet of presentinglocal
artists; for information, e-mail Katie Hamerlinck at FridaysHabitatShow@
gmail.com, TGI Friday’s - Davenport, 5270 Elmore Ave., Davenport, IA,
6pmSat Mar 27.
CreativeConnections - Artists inAction: Eric Gapstur, award-
winningartist of the“Belle Plaine”comic stripdemonstrates and
discusses his art; a collaborative efort betweenthe museumand
local toreachandteachnon-artists about the artistic process; free; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 10:30amSat Apr 3.
Art Bites, exhibitiondiscussion; bringyour lunch; for information,
call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 12:15pmWedApr 7
OpeningReceptionfor 34thAnnual RockIslandFineArts
Exhibition, annual juriedcompetitionopentoartists workinginany
media except video, andresidingwithina 150-mile radius of the Quad
Cities; more than$3,000 inawards may be presented; with2009 juror
LisaTremper Hanover, director of the Philip&Muriel BermanMuseum
of Art at Ursinus College, Pennsylvania; awards announcedat 5:40pm;
for information, call 309-794-7231, Augustana College Art Museum,
Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.
edu/artmuseum, 4:30pmFri Apr 9.
RefningReproductivePrints inRubens’Workshop, exhibition
curator NathanPoppexamines the relationshipbetweenPeter Paul
Rubens andthe various printmakers he employed; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225W2ndSt, Davenport, IA,
http://www.fggeartmuseum.org, 2pmSunApr 11.
Artist Lecture: Arthur Geisert, discusses 30 to40 years of house
constructionandbookmaking; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225W2ndSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.fggeart-
museum.org, 7pmThuApr 15.
SpringMetroGalleryTour, free; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.crma.org, 4pmFri Apr 16.
Receptionfor“Senior Honor Exhibits”, works by SAUstudents
graduatingwithdegrees infne arts andgraphic design; for informa-
tion, call 563-333-6444, CatichGallery, St. Ambrose University, Daven-
port, IA, http://www.sau.edu/catich, 5pmFri Apr 30.
Arts &Ends: TheArt of Shopping, sale featuringanincredible
array of gently usedclothingitems, furniture, silver, crystal, rugs, linens,
china, decorative items, artwork, andaccessories; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, Fri Apr 30thruSunMay2.
Bucktown’s Final Friday, for information, call 309-737-2066,
BucktownCenter for the Arts, 225 E. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.
bucktownarts.com, 5pmFri Apr 30.
CreativeConnections - Artists inAction, a collaborative efort
betweenthe museumandlocal artists toreachandteachnon-artists
about the artistic process; free; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar
Rapids Museumof Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
crma.org, 10:30amSat May1.
Venus Envy, visual andperformance art by female artisans; for
information, call 309-737-2066, BucktownCenter for the Arts, 225 E.
2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.bucktownarts.com, Sat May1.
St. AmbroseUniversityQuercus ReadingandArt Show, a read-
ingandart showtocelebrate the publicationof this year’s“Quercus”;
the St. Ambrose creative arts journal; participatingauthors will read
selectedworks andandartists will display anddiscuss their pieces;
refreshments served; for information, call Carl Herzigat 563-333-6176,
St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/apps/sau_cal/index.php?/ed_events/view/792, 6:30pmTueMay4.
FiggeArt MuseumSpringGala, aneveningof art, music andfood,
celebratingthe openingof The JohnDeere Collection, withfunds raised
supportingthe museum’s educational andcuratorial programs; $100;
toreserve, call 563-326-7804, ext. 2007, Figge Art Museum, 225W2nd
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.fggeartmuseum.org, Fri May7.
GalleryHop!, artworks for display andpurchase at more than20
downtownlocations; music andperformance art; free; for information,
call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.ridistrict.com, 5pmFri May7.
Martini Madness, inventive drinks, appetizers, live music, andmore
ina fundraiser for the Cedar Rapids Museumof Art; for information, call
319-366-7503, ext 213 or e-mail broof@crma.org, Phelan’s Interiors, 728
3rdAve. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 7pmFri May7.
DubuqueFest FineArts Festival, WashingtonPark, Dubuque,
IA, http://myspace.com/dubuquefestfneartfair, Fri May21thruSun
May23.
FamilyFunDay&ExhibitionOpening, inconjunctionwiththe
openingof“FromMonet toPicasso: The Riley Collection”; free; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410
ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 10amSat May22.
Panel DiscussionwithBernardResidents, Jay Decker, Ron
andJody Kenneally, Robert McKenna, BobNoonan, Chuck Noonan,
andDave andCarol Shanahantalk about what life is like inthe small
Iowa town; heldinconjunctionwiththe“Visions of Iowa”exhibit; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225W2ndSt,
Davenport, IA, http://www.fggeartmuseum.org, 2pmSunMay23.
Bucktown’s Final Friday, featuringtheVenus Envy closing; for
information, call 309-737-2066, BucktownCenter for the Arts, 225
E. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.bucktownarts.com, 5pmFri
May28.
Art Expo&HighSchool Pastel Competition, for information,
call 309-737-2066, BucktownCenter for the Arts, 225 E. 2ndSt.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.bucktownarts.com, Sat May29.
WHERE WILL
YOU GO
THIS YEAR?
Call your travel agent or the airline for airfares and packages.
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
12
OpeningReceptionfor Letterforms as Paramount, showcasing
Rev. EdwardM. Catich’s contributions as a calligrapher andstone
incisor; researchjournals, plaster casts, andrubbings; for information,
call 563-333-6444, CatichGallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu/catich, 5pmFri Jun4.
Exhibits & Shows
ExploringMedia: Glitter, the fourthexhibitionina series exploring
nontraditional media; Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Tue 6-8pm; for information,
call 309-298-1587, WesternIllinois University Art Gallery, 1 University
Circle, Macomb, IL, http://www.wiu.edu/artgallery, thruThuMar 11.
JourneyStories, artistic representations of howwe andour ances-
tors came toAmerica; for information, call 309-734-3033, Buchanan
Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth, IL, thruSunMar 14.
Students of theVisitingArtist, for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, thruSat Mar 20.
Patterns of thePast: ACenturyof AmericanQuilting, exhibit
exploringselectedheirloomquilt patterns as they have evolvedover
nearly 100 years from1850 to1940; collector Nancy Pfutzenreuter has
selected24 favorite quilts fromher outstandingcollectionof 100 quilts
for display; 9am-5pmevery day; for information, contact TimothyWalch
at 319-643-5301, Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum, OfI-80 at exit
254, West Branch, IA, thruSunMar 21.
Bill WohlfordArt Exhibit, mixedmedia sculpture; for information,
contact Melissa Hebert-Johnsonat -796-5465 or hebertm@bhc.edu,
ArtSpace, 208W2ndSt, Muscatine, IA, thruFri Mar 26.
Liberal Arts throughtheAGES, this introductiontowesternvisual
art history andits multicultural links builds onthe museum’s previous
exhibitions andcatalogues preparedfor the AGES Liberal Studies pro-
gram; openTue. throughSat. fromnoon-4 p.m., closedduringbreaks
Dec. 18Jan.12. andFeb. 14March9; free; for information, call 309-794-
7231, Augustana College Art Museum, Centennial Hall Building, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/artmuseum, thruSat Mar 27.
Meditations ontheMississippi, works by Iowa City painter Nancy
Purington; the series refects Purington’s methodology of translating
layers of color, value, hue andtone; for information, call 563-326-7804,
ext. 2006, Figge Art Museum, 225W2ndSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
fggeartmuseum.org, thruSat Mar 27.
Davenport’s Civil Rights Movement: 1945-1974, exhibit
includingphotos, flm, letters, audiotapes, key documents, andhistoric
artifacts, sponsoredby the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, St.
Ambrose University, andthe PutnamMuseum; for more information,
contact the PutnamMuseumat 563-324-1933, PutnamMuseum&
IMAXTheatre, 1717W12thSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.org,
thruSunMar 28.
KathleenVanHyfte- Heather Mueller, acrylic paintings; for
information, call 309-737-8910, MidCoast Centre StationGallery, 1200
River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.midcoast.org, thruSunMar 28.
TriciaCoulson- EllonyiaYenney, mixedmedia by Coulson, fber
works byYenney; for information, call 309-737-8910, MidCoast at the
i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr., Moline, IL, http://www.midcoast.org,
thruSunMar 28.
Heidi Hernandez, for information, call EileenEitrheimat 563-333-
6254, Morrissey Gallery, GalvinFine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin/morrissey.html, thruTue
Mar 30.
TGI Fridays Art Show&Sale, 100%of donations and25%of
artworks soldbeneft Habitat for Humanity; service stafwill be donat-
ing$2 per shift workedfor the monthof March; for informationandto
submit artwork, e-mail Katie Hamerlinck at FridaysHabitatShow@gmail.
com., TGI Friday’s - Davenport, 5270 Elmore Ave., Davenport, IA, thru
WedMar 31.
LizWolf: Do‘YoThing, drawings andprints fromChicago-based
artist whospecializes inpainting, print andpapermaking; exhibit
depicts peculiar individuals intheir environments, evokes a broad
narrative throughfragments of image andtext, consists of drawing
andprints onhandmade paper; 6am-10pmTue.-Sat., The Bakery
Gallery, 1330 East 12thSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.thebakerygallery.
blogspot.com, thruSat Apr 3.
StevenCarleson- Peter Xiao, mixedmedia by Carleson, paintings
by Xiao; for information, call 309-737-8910, Mississippi ValleyWelcome
Center, 900 Eagle Ridge Rd, LeClaire, IA, http://www.midcoast.org, thru
Sat Apr 3.
In-Between: TheArchitectureof Migration, Jane Gilmor’s
exhibitionwill allowvisitors tointeract withwearable, readable and
touchable structures designedtoexplore the psychology of personal
andcultural migration; for information, call 563-333-6444, CatichGal-
lery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/catich,
thruFri Apr 16.
Brent Langley, nature andwildlife paintings withformer Art-
ist-in-Residence at Rocky MountainNational Park inColorado; with
Langley’s newpaintingLivingonthe Edge ondisplay thruMar. 14; for
information, call 309-799-7192 or e-mail langleyart@mchsi.com, River
Arts Center, 229 5thAve S, Clinton, IA, http://www.BrentLangleyArt.
com, thruSat Apr 17.
DrawntoDrawing, exhibit focusingonminimal andconceptual
works, demonstratingthe lastinglegacy of the modern-drawingmove-
ment; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art,
410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thruSat Apr 17.
EdwardHopper: Images &Infuences, featuring“ChopSuey”
andfve other works by Hopper, alongside a selectionof works by
later artists whose art refects Hopper’s infuence; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, thruSat Apr 17.
Its Not EasyBeingGreen, featuringworks fromThe Art Collective;
a groupexpressionof howthe word‘green’ is usedtoday. Visitors will
see bothnature-themedworks andother interpretive works ina variety
of media includingphotography, fber, pastels, oil, wood, watercolor
andacrylic; artists showingtwo-dimensional work include Naidine
D’Angelo, Judy O. Gray, Bonnie Grebner, Sheryl Lammers, Brent Langley,
Lori Miller, Andi Naab, Amy Nielsen, Nancy Lindsay andBill Wohlford;
for information, call 309-794-0991, QuadCity Botanical Center, 2525 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, thruFri Apr 30.
Less Is More: TheVogel Collection, 50 works featuringminimal
andconceptual works amassedby Dorothy andHerbert Vogel; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thruSunMay2.
IntheFootsteps of Masters: TheEvolutionof theReproductive
Print, covers a spanof 500 years, featuringapproximately 80 European
andAmericanreproductive prints fromthe 15thtothe 20thcentury;
featuringoriginal prints by artists Albrecht Drer, Jusepe De Ribera, Ed-
ouardManet, Jean-Baptiste Corot, Jean-Honor Fragonard, WilliamBlake,
FranciscoGoya andGrant Wood, as well as reproductive prints made by
engravers after the works of famous masters suchas Raphael, Peter Paul
Rubens, Annibale Caracci, Rembrandt, JanVermeer, JanVanEyck, Titian,
Michelangeloandothers; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art
Museum, 225W2ndSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.fggeartmuseum.
org, thruSunMay23.
RobynO’Neil: Theworldhas won. Afnal bowwas taken.,
multi-paneleddrawings by Houston-basedartist; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, thruSunMay23.
Alexander Calder Mobile, the latest ina series of large works
exhibitedonthe frst foor andinthe lobby; the installment is 27 feet
wide, eight feet tall, andweighing1100 pounds; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225W2ndSt, Davenport, IA,
http://www.fggeartmuseum.org, thruMonMay31.
Visions of Iowa: Arthur Geisert“CountryRoadABC”, featuring
illustrations fromthe legendary master etcher’s upcomingchildren’s
book; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225W2nd
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.fggeartmuseum.org, thruMonMay31.
AngeGladeof theA.K. GladeCollection, nostalgic black-and-
white photographs; vibrant color photographic illustrations of the
QuadCities’ riverfront parks andother areas of interest; for information,
call 563-499-6570, Freight House, 421WRiver Dr, Davenport, IA,
Saturdays andTuesdays at 3pmthruTueDec 28.
ALegacyfor Iowa: Pollock’s Mural andModernMasterworks,
Works fromthe University of Iowa Museumof Art; for more information
visit UIowa.edu/uima, Figge Art Museum, 225W2ndSt, Davenport, IA,
http://www.uiowa.edu/uima, thruFri Dec 31.
AngeGladeof theA.K. GladeCollection, by appointment at the
inside gallery at 3rd&Brady; nostalgic black-and-white photographs;
vibrant color photographic illustrations of the QuadCities’ parks and
other areas of interest; for information, call 563-499-6570, UnionArcade
Building, 200 Block Brady Street, Davenport, IA, thruFri Dec 31.
Art inRomanLife, over 50 works, includingcoins, glass vessels,
ceramic lamps, marble sculptures, andmore; for information, call 319-
366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.crma.org, thruFri Dec 31.
Grant Wood: InFocus, culledfromthe museum’s extensive collec-
tionof works, this single-gallery installationserves as a brief overview
of the artistic achievements of this important Americanpainter; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thruFri Dec 31.
MalvinaHofman: Rodin’s Last Student, works fromfamedsculp-
tor; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art,
410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thruFri Dec 31.
MauricioLasansky, newtakes onthe important Iowa City artist; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410Third
Ave., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thruFri Dec 31.
News &Nightmares: Homer, Ernst, andWoodEngraving, a
look at 19thcentury woodengravedillustrations createdfor the mass
media; includes 16 prints designedbyWinslowHomer and26 images
froma recent Max Ernst acquisition; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, thruFri Dec 31.
TheAmericanCentury, highlightingthe many movements of 20th
Century art; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum
of Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, thruFri
Dec 31.
Treasures fromtheNational Czech&SlovakMuseum&Library
Collection, examples of fne, folk, anddecorative art, textiles embel-
lishedwithbeads andembroidery, costumes, fne Royal Dux porcelain
pieces, glass andcrystal, andmore; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar Rapids, IA, http://
www.crma.org, thruFri Dec 31.
2010Kids’ Art Exhibit, works by area school children; for informa-
tion, call 319-351-8686 or e-mail mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Mid-
WestOne Bank - Iowa City, 102 S. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Fri Mar 5thruWedMar 31.
Artist Educator Exhibit, works by instructors inthe Iowa City
Community School District; for information, call 319-351-8686 or e-mail
mail@iowa-artisans-gallery.com, MidWestOne Bank - Iowa City, 102 S.
ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA, http://www.iowa-artisans-gallery.com, Fri Mar
5thruSat Apr 17.
Heather Kakert andLeanneRobb, for information, contact Sarah
Robbat 563-271-9740 or sarah@robbdesigns.com, Black Canvas Studio
&Gallery, 822 1/2 15thAve., East Moline, IL, Fri Mar 5thruThuMay6.
AmanaColonies: TheMovetoCityLife, newexhibit inpartner-
shipwiththe Amana Heritage Society; artifacts andpersonal stories on
trades includingblacksmithing, baking, butchering, weavingandmore;
programs anddemonstrations scheduledthroughout the course of the
exhibit; focuses onthe time duringthe Great Depressionwhensome
members of the Amana communal society made the decisiontocome
toDavenport; free for members andfree withmuseumadmissionfor
nonmembers; for information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail ach@gahc.
org, GermanAmericanHeritage Center, 712W. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA,
http://www.gahc.org, Fri Mar 5thruFri Dec 31.
Far-FlungFibers: TheMigrationof Fiber andtheFiber Arts,
international textiles, andworks createdfromspinning, kitting, and
embroidery techniques fromEurope andbeyond; for information, call
563-333-6284, St. Ambrose University Library, Davenport, IA, http://
web.sau.edu/migrationproject, MonMar 22thruFri Mar 26.
Eleanor Spiess-Ferris: Sorrows of Swans, Paintings of aSufer-
ingEnvironment, paintings by Chicagoartist depictingnatural yet sur-
real environments that questionthe healthandwellness of our environ-
ment; Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Tue 6-8pm; for information, call 309-298-1587,
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
13
WesternIllinois University Art Gallery, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL,
http://www.wiu.edu/artgallery, TueMar 23thruThuApr 15.
Robert Middaugh: Paintings andConstructions, works by
longtime Chicagoartist nowlivinginBurlington; Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Tue
6-8pm; for information, call 309-298-1587, WesternIllinois University Art
Gallery, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL, http://www.wiu.edu/artgallery,
TueMar 23thruThuApr 15.
Bill HannanArt Exhibit, drawings andprints by BHCProfessor
Emeritus; for information, contact Melissa Hebert-Johnsonat 309-796-
5465 or hebertm@bhc.edu, ArtSpace, 208W2ndSt, Muscatine, IA, Mon
Mar 29thruSat Apr 17.
Davenport Civil Rights Movement: 1945-1974, exhibit including
photos, flm, letters, audiotapes, key documents, andhistoric artifacts,
sponsoredby the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, St. Ambrose
University, andthe PutnamMuseum; Mon-Thur 8am-midnight, Fri &
Sat 8-5pm, Sunnoon-midnight; free; for information, contact Mary
Heinzmanat 563-333-6241 or HeinzmanMaryB@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
University Library, Davenport, IA, TueApr 6thruFri May28.
34thAnnual RockIslandFineArts Exhibition, annual juriedcom-
petitionopentoartists workinginany media except video, andresiding
withina 150-mile radius of the QuadCities; more than$3,000 inawards
may be presented; with2009 juror LisaTremper Hanover, director of the
Philip&Muriel BermanMuseumof Art at Ursinus College, Pennsylvania;
for information, call 309-794-7231, Augustana College Art Museum,
Centennial Hall Building, Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/art-
museum, WedApr 7thruSunMay2.
Annual JuriedStudent Awards Show, a juriedselectionof artwork
producedby students inthe Department of Art; Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Tue
6-8pm; for information, call 309-298-1587, WesternIllinois University Art
Gallery, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL, http://www.wiu.edu/artgallery,
Sat Apr 24thruFri May7.
Senior BFAExhibitions, visual art producedby graduatingseniors
inthe Department of Art’s BFAprogram; Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Tue 6-8pm;
for information, call 309-298-1587, WesternIllinois University Art Gal-
lery, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL, http://www.wiu.edu/artgallery, Sat
Apr 24thruFri May7.
JohnDeereCollection, anexhibitionof key pieces fromartworks
loanedfromDeere &Company’s corporate art collection, including
oil paintings, works onpaper, photography, textiles, andsculpture;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225W2ndSt,
Davenport, IA, http://www.fggeartmuseum.org, Sat Apr 24thruWed
Jun9.
Annual Student Art Exhibition, for information, contact Melissa
Hebert-Johnsonat 309-796-5465 or hebertm@bhc.edu, ArtSpace, 208
W2ndSt, Muscatine, IA, MonApr 26thruWedMay12.
Senior Honors Exhibits, works by SAUstudents graduatingwith
degrees infne arts andgraphic design; for information, call 563-333-
6444, CatichGallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, ://www.sau.
edu/catich, TueApr 27thruFri May14.
FromMonet toPicasso: TheRileyCollection, Europeanmaster-
works gatheredby local collectors TomandNanRiley; for information,
call 319-366-7503, http://www.crma.org, Sat May22thruWedJun9.
Letterforms as Paramount, showcasingRev. EdwardM. Catich’s
contributions as a calligrapher andstone incisor; researchjournals,
plaster casts, andrubbings; for information, call 563-333-6444, Catich
Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/cat-
ich, WedJun2thruFri, Jul 23.
Classes
OpenStudio, participants are welcome tobringtheir ownmateri-
als, projects, andideas; trainedstafis available tohelpwithdesignand
technical assistance; the torchstudiois available tothose withexperi-
ence; for information, call 319-338-1566, Dawn’s Hide &BeadAway, 220
EWashingtonSt, Iowa City, IA, http://www.dawnsbeads.com, Thursdays
at 4pmandSundays at noonThuMar 4thruSunDec 26.
SpringTraining(Art) Camp, for ages 6-12; workshops indrawing,
recycledart, andfashion; $75; for informationandtoregister, call 319-
363-3177 or e-mail Heather at Heather@BrewedAwakeningsCR.com,
The ShopNext Door, 111 13thSt SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.
org, 9amTueMar 16thruThuMar 18.
SpringTraining(Art) Camp, for ages 13 &up; workshops indraw-
ing, recycledart, andfashion; $75; for informationandtoregister, call
319-363-3177 or e-mail Heather at Heather@BrewedAwakeningsCR.
com, The ShopNext Door, 111 13thSt SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
crma.org, 1pmTueMar 16thruThuMar 18.
SpringTraining(Art) Camp, for ages 6-12; workshops indrawing,
recycledart, andfashion; $75; for informationandtoregister, call 319-
363-3177 or e-mail Heather at Heather@BrewedAwakeningsCR.com,
The ShopNext Door, 111 13thSt SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.
org, 9amTueMar 23thruThuMar 25.
CreationStudio: Felting, Gisela McDonaldwill conduct a demon-
strationof wet, nunoandneedle felting; opportunities for participants
topractice andlearnbasic skills, sources for trainingandmaterials, and
approximate start-upcosts; bringa camera; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 6:30pmThuMar 25.
Felting, start witha pile of wool fbers, addsoapandwater, press
andagitate until it shrinks tomake felt that canbe embellishedintoa
pillow, rug, table runner, purse, or wall art; $24-$30; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 12:30pmSunMar 28.
Pendants, learnsawing, fling, andhammeringtechniques, and
create a piercedpendant fromcopper andbrass usingrivets andother
cold-joiningtechniques; $40-$50 plus $15 materials fee; for information,
call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines,
IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 1pmSunMar 28andSun
Apr 4.
Seasonal LandscapePaintingWorkshop, workshopwithpainter
FredEasker; opentoall skill levels; explore historical precedents in
Americanlandscape paintingandcompositionwitha focus onnew
strategies for usingphotography as a creative tool for the development
of paintings; includes a visit toWoods studioinCedar Rapids andthe
Cedar Rapids Museumof Art; bringa digital camera; $395; for informa-
tionandtoregister, call 563-652-9925, Maquoketa Ar Experience Studio
&Gallery, 124 S. MainSt., Maquoketa, IA, MonApr 5thruFri Apr 9.
Scherenschnitte:GermanArt of Paper Cutting, conductedby
Cynthia Deitch; $50-$65; Saturdays thruMay 22; for information, call
563-322-8844, GermanAmericanHeritage Center, 712W. 2ndSt.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 2pmSat May1.
Calls for Entry
Des Moines Art Center Arts andEnds Call for Entry, donate
gently useditems (suchas fne furniture, silver, crystal, rugs, linens,
china, artwork, jewelry, etc.) tothe Des Moines Art Center’s Arts and
Ends sale, schedule for April 30-May 2, 2010. Todonate, contact Debra
Lehmannat 515-271-0336 or dlehmann@desmoinesartcenter.org.,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, thruFri Apr 30.
SeekingApplicants for DubuqueFest 2010Art Fair, accepting
applications for exhibitingartists toparticipate inthe juriedfne art fair;
all interestedartists are encouragedtoapply; downloadapplications at
myspace.com/dubuquefestfneartfair; for information, contact Aaron
Hefel at counterproduction@mchsi.com, WashingtonPark, Dubuque,
IA, http://www.dubuque365.com, thruSat May15.
ExhibitorsWantedfor 38thAnnual Custer’s Last Stand, ac-
ceptingarts &crafts exhibitor andfood-vendor applications for 2010
festival of the arts, runningJune 19-20; features roughly 370 nationally
acclaimedartists , craftspeople, andantique dealers annually; attracts
over 70,00 attendees; for anapplication, call 847-328-2204 or e-mail ap-
plications@custerfair.com, http://www.custerfair.com, thruSat Jun12.
FlamingoFollies, seekingentries for the popular art exhibit
“FlamingoFollies,”runningJuly 4-Aug. 5, withanart auctionsummer
style party Aug6; radically alter a pink plastic lawnfamingointoa work
of art for our wacky- tacky exhibit; for information, call Bethat 309-794-
0991 x 30, QuadCity Botanical Center, 2525 4thAve., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.qcgardens.com, thruSat Jul 3.
Concerts
AbrahamInc., straight-upcross-cultural party music withDavid
Krakauer, crackerjack clarinetist andklezmer maniac; FredWesley,
funked-uptrombonist andlongtime musical director for James Brown;
andSocalled, beat architect withmadmusical skills; a Hancher Audito-
riumpresentation; for tickets, call 319-335-1160, Iowa Memorial Union,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pmThuMar 4.
DeannaSwoboda, concert withQuadCity Arts VisitingArtist, mu-
sic educator, andtuba player; free; for information, call 309-743-2700,
Deere-WimanCarriage House, 817 11thAve., Moline, IL, http://www.
butterworthcenter.com, 3pmFri Mar 5.
FromAuld(Old) SodtoNewPrairie: theIrishinAmerica, Lee
Murdock presents songs of the IrishImmigrants whosettledinChicago
andthe Midwest; includingananthemhonoringthe Irishlaborers who
built the Illinois andMichigan(andErie) Canals, andthose whosettled
onMichigan’s Beaver Island; Murdock will roundout the programwith
some boisterous pubsongs for all tojoinin, alongside some sweet bal-
lads fromthe EmeraldIsle, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline,
IL, ://www.molinelibrary.com, 2:30pmSat Mar 6.
JudyGarlandinConcert, hear Garland’s legendary vocals ac-
companiedinperfect synchronizationwiththe Des Moines Symphony,
inanevent incorporatingcutting-edge technology; $30-$70; for tickets
andinformation, call 515-246-2300, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines,
221Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, 7:30pm
Sat Mar 6.
QuadCitySymphonyOrchestra: MasterworksV, featuring
Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 UnfnishedandBruckner’s Symphony No.
9; conductedby Mark Russell Smith; for information, call 563-322-
QCSO(7276), Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcsymphony.com, 8pmSat Mar 6.
St. AmbroseUniversityJazz Ensemble/STAMVOJAConcert,
a concert by aninstrumental ensemble performinga wide variety of
jazz andjazz-infuencedstyles suchas swing, blues, bebopandcontem-
porary, alongwithSTAMVOJA, a sweet-soundingjazz a cappella vocal
group”; free; for information, call Gene Bechenat 563-333-6149, Galvin
Fine Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, 7:30pmSat Mar 6.
TheSt. PetersburgStringQuartet, $29-$24; a presentationinthe
2009-10“Seasonof Headliners”series; for information, call 515-277-
3727, Levitt Auditorium- Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAvenue,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 8pmSat Mar 6.
Zither EnsemblePerformance, for information, call 563-322-8844,
GermanAmericanHeritage Center, 712W. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA,
http://www.gahc, Saturdays at 3pmSat Mar 6thruSat Dec 18.
QuadCitySymphonyOrchestra: MasterworksV, featuring
Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 UnfnishedandBruckner’s Symphony No.
9; conductedby Mark Russell Smith; for information, call 563-322-QCSO
(7276), Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7thAve., Rock Island,
IL, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 2pmSunMar 7.
Sundays at Four: TheUniversityof IowaFacultyJazz Ensemble,
withconductor JohnRapson; for information, call 319-337-4301,
Congregational UnitedChurchof Christ, 30 N. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.uccic.org, 4pmSunMar 7.
PianoSundays, free, Senate Chamber of the OldCapitol, 201 S
ClintonSt, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/, 1:30pmSun
Mar 7.
FacultyRecital: CantareDue, for information, call 309-794-7233,
DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmTueMar 9.
Celtic Music andFolktales withTimBritton, accomplishedsinger
andstoryteller plays the woodenfute, tinwhistle, highlandpipes,
andmandolin; free; for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pm
WedMar 10.
Musical Meditation: Delbert Disselhorst, organist; heldinthe
sanctuary; free; for information, call 319-337-4301, Congregational
UnitedChurchof Christ, 30 N. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uccic.org, 12pmWedMar 10.
SAU-CommunitySymphonyOrchestra, music froma richand
variedorchestral repertoire; free; for information, call Gene Bechenat
563-333-6149, GalvinFine Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu/music, 7:30pmWedMar 10.
AugustanaChoir HomeConcert, for information, call 309-
794-7233, St. Paul LutheranChurch, 2136 Brady St., Davenport, IA,
m
a
d
dinner, artwork, madness
www.quadcityarts.com (309) 793-1213
Advance Ticket - $27 Table of 8 - $200
Friday, March 26, 6:30 pm, Modern Woodmen Park, $40 at the door

m
C
h
d
m
n
a
e
s
s
!
A
R
T
h
a
t
t
e
r

s
b
a
s
h
v
v
presents…
309-762-6610
www.qcmusicguild.com
March 25, 26, 27, 28
Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline
Curtain Times 7:30pm Thurs, Fri, Sat, and 2:00pm Sun
Tickets: $15
Children $9
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
14
Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA, http://www.riversidecasinoan-
dresort.com, 8pmSat Apr 10.
Matt WilsonQuartet andtheKnoxJazz Ensemble(5pm),
a performance inthe Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival; $12-$15; for
information, call 309-341-7715; for advance tickets, e-mail rootabaga@
knox.edu, McGillacuddy’s, 58 S. Cherry, Galesburg, IL, http://www.knox.
edu/rootabaga, 5pmSat Apr 10.
QuadCitySymphonyOrchestra: MasterworksVI, featuring
NormanKrieger onpiano, Copland’s AppalachianSpring, Tchaikovsky’s
PianoConcerto, andStravinsky’s FirebirdSuite; conductedby Mark
Russell Smith; for information, call 563-322-QCSO(7276), Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 8pmSat
Apr 10.
AugustanaChamber Singers SpringMatinee, for information,
call 309-794-7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 2pm
SunApr 11.
QuadCitySymphonyOrchestra: MasterworksVI, featuring
NormanKrieger onpiano, Copland’s AppalachianSpring, Tchaikovsky’s
PianoConcerto, andStravinsky’s FirebirdSuite; conductedby Russell
Smith; for information, call 563-322-QCSO(7276), Centennial Hall,
Augustana College, 3703 7thAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcsym-
phony.com, 2pmSunApr 11.
SanJoseTaiko, anexplosionof movement, dance, andJapanese
taikodrumming; for tickets andinformation, call 515-246-2300, Civic
Center of Greater Des Moines, 221Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, ://www.
civiccenter.org, SunApr 11.
Quartet SanFrancisco, concert withQuadCity Arts VisitingArt-
ists; inBuilding4, Room115; for information, contact JonPalomaki at
309-796-5478 or palomakij@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College - QuadCity
Campus, 6600 34thAve., Moline, IL, 11amTueApr 13.
Student CompositionRecital, for information, call 309-794-7233,
DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://
www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmTueApr 13.
Student Recital: Various Student Musicians, for information, call
309-794-7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 10:45amTue
Apr 13.
Bruce&“OldFriends”, Bruce Polay, conductor/music director
of the Knox-GalesburgSymphony andprofessor of music at Knox
College, discusses andperforms works by Chopin, Bach, Debussy,
Grieg, andGinastera; $12-$7; for tickets, call 309-341-7268, Orpheum
Theatre, 57 S. KelloggSt., Galesburg, IL, http://www.knox.edu, 7:30pm
Fri Apr 16.
Avant GardeandOther Scandals, concert by music ensemble
Musick’s Feast; pieces include exploringpioneeringmusical develop-
ments andshockingepisodes inthe history of early music; all proceeds
beneft hunger relief locally andglobally; for information, call 319-337-
7917 or e-mail musicksfeast@mchsi.com, First PresbyterianChurchof
Iowa City, 2701 Rochester Ave, Iowa City, IA, 7:30pmSat Apr 17.
TheKnox-GalesburgSymphony, conductedby Bruce Polay, with
guest soloist Lisa Leonard, piano, performingworks by Assad, Saint-
Saens, HigdonandGinastera; $18-$8; for tickets, call 309-341-7268,
OrpheumTheatre, 57 S. KelloggSt., Galesburg, IL, http://www.knox.
edu, 7:30pmSat Apr 17.
AnEveningWithJohnMcCutcheon, master instrumentalist
andlegendary folk singer; $12;$20; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rdSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.riverctr.com, 7pm
Sat Apr 24.
Antares, violin, cello, clarinet, andpiano; $29-$24; a presentationin
the 2009-10“Seasonof Headliners”series; for information, call 515-277-
3727, Levitt Auditorium- Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAvenue,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org, 8pmSat Apr 24.
GuyLombardo’s Royal Canadians, Al Piersonandcompany play
“the sweetest music this side of heaven”; $13-$25; for tickets, call 563-
652-9815, OhnwardFine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
http://www.ohnwardfneartscenter.com, 7pmSat Apr 24.
Quartet SanFrancisco, concert withGrammy-nominatedQuad
City Arts VisitingArtists; $8-$12; for information, call 309-793-1213,
First PresbyterianChurchof Davenport, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.quadcityarts.com, 7pmSat Apr 24.
Riders intheSky, a Cedar Rapids Community Concert; the
country’s premier westerncowboy group, presentingthe music of the
oldwest’s legendary singers; for ticket information, call 319-540-2301,
U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
CRCommunityConcerts.org, 7:30pmSat Apr 24.
SAUJazz Combo&STAMVOJA, hot jazz andcool harmonies
withSAU’s instrumental andvocal jazz ensembles; for information
andtickets, call 563-333-6251, GalvinFine Arts Center, 518W. Locust .,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin, 7:30pmSat Apr 24.
TheRoadHome: AmericanFolkSongs &Spirituals, a Nova Sing-
ers concert, directedby Dr. Laura ; $15 adults, $10 senior citizens, free
for students; for information, call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@knox.
edu, Kresge Recital Hall, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, ://deptorg.knox.
edu/novasingers/concerts.html, 7:30pmSat Apr 24.
AugustanaPercussionEnsembleConcert, for information, call
309-794-7233, BergendofHall-Augustana College, 3701 7thAve.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 7:30pm
SunApr 25.
St. AmbroseUniversitySpringChorale/Chamber Singers Con-
cert, concert withSAUChorale, a non-auditionedmixedchoral group
comprisedof students fromall majors performinga wide variety of
music frommany stylistic andhistorical periods, andthe Chamber
Singers, anauditionedensemble of about 12 singers whoperform
repertoire rangingfromthe Renaissance toBroadway; for information,
call Terri Flynnat 563-333-6001, GalvinFine Arts Center, 518W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/music, 3pmSunApr 25.
TheRoadHome: AmericanFolkSongs &Spirituals, a Nova Sing-
ers concert, directedby Dr. Laura Lane; $15 adults, $10 senior citizens,
free for students; for information, call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@
knox.edu, First Congregational Church, 101WPearl St, Geneseo, IL,
http://deptorg.knox.edu/novasingers/concerts.html, 4pmSunApr 25.
Student Recital: Various Student Musicians, for information, call
309-794-7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 10:45amTue
Apr 27.
AJewishMusic Encounter, withviolinist Dr. DanAuerbachand
pianist Dr. RichardSteinbachfree; for information, call Sheryl at 309-
793-1300 or email Sheryl@jfqc.org, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.jfqc.org, 7pmThuApr 29.
Violinist DanAuerbach, works by Jewishcomposers, as well as
Klezmer selections; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pmThuApr 29.
JonathanNi, a BrownBaglunchconcert with13-year-oldpianist;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
12pmFri Apr 30.
AugustanaSymphonyOrchestraConcert, for information, call
309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7thAve.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pm
Sat May1.
TheHolmes Brothers, a joyous andmovingblendof blues,
gospel, soul, R&B, rock nroll, andcountry; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Temple for PerformingArts, 1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA, http://
www.civiccenter.org, Sat May1.
QuadCityWindEnsembleConcert, featuringthe winner of the
22ndAnnual YoungPerformer’s SoloCompetition; for information,
e-mail Nicolas Propes at nicolas_propes@hotmail.com, Pleasant Valley
HighSchool, 604 Belmont Rd, Bettendorf, IA, SunMay2.
Sundays at Four: GregoryHand, organrecital by University of
Iowa musician; for information, call 319-337-4301, Congregational
UnitedChurchof Christ, 30 N. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uccic.org, 4pmSunMay2.
BHCStudent PianoRecital, for information, contact JonPalomaki
at 309-796-5478 or @bhc.edu, ButterworthCenter, 1105 8thStreet,
Moline, IL, 7:30pmMonMay3.
Student Recital: Various Student Musicians, for information, call
309-794-7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 10:45amTue
May4.
AugustanaFluteandClarinet Choirs Concert, for information,
call 309-794-7233, DenkmannHall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmWedMay5.
SAU-CommunitySymphonyOrchestra, a collaborative en-
semble includingstudents andcommunity members; for information
andtickets, call 563-333-6251, GalvinFine Arts Center, 518W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin, 7:30pmWedMay5.
BHCSpringChoral Concert, for information, contact Jon
Palomaki at 309-796-5478 or palomakij@bhc.edu, First Congregational
Church- Moline, 2201 7thAvenue, Moline, IL, 7:30pmThuMay6.
MirandaLambert, singer-songwriter performinginher Roadside
Bars &Pink Guitars Tour; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, 7:30pm
ThuMay6.
AugustanaJazz EnsembleConcert, for information, call 309-794-
7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7thAve., Rock Island,
IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmFri May7.
JoeBonamassa, blues/rock guitarist andsinger-songwriter in
concert; $45-$35; for tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East WashingtonSt., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pmFri
May7.
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmFri Mar 12.
CharlieKingandKarenBrandow, notedfolksingers fromthe
Bostonarea, ina concert designedtoraise donations for the Centro
Maya Project, supportingchildrenandfamilies of a school for children
disabilities inSanJuanLa Laguna, Guatemala; $8-$10 donation;
childrenunder 12 andthose whodon’t have the money todonate are
welcome; for informationandtickets, call Margaret or VinceThomas
at 309-786-6944, Broadway PresbyterianChurch, 710 23rdSt., Rock
Island, IL, 7pmFri Mar 12.
KevinCox, a BrownBaglunchconcert; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bet-
tendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 12pmFri Mar 12.
Winter JamTour Spectacular, featuringtopChristianartists
ThirdDay, Newsboys, Newsong, tenthAvenue North, andFirefight,
a pre-party jamwithSidewalk Prophets, Robert Pierre, andRevive,
andspeaker Tony Nolan; $10; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7pm
Fri Mar 12.
AugustanaSymphonic BandHomeConcert, for information,
call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7thAve.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pm
Sat Mar 13.
DeannaSwoboda, free concert withQuadCity Arts VisitingArtist,
music educator, andtuba player; for information, call 309-793-1213,
Redeemer LutheranChurch, Utica Ridge andTanglefoot Lane, Bet-
tendorf, IA, http://www.quadcityarts.com, 7pmSat Mar 13.
MuscatineSymphonyOrchestra’s Masterworks IV, featuring
selections fromHandel’s“Messiah,”Parts II andIII conductedby Brian
Dollinger, the Muscatine Civic Chorale andthe MCCConcert Choir, and
the winner of the 4thAnnual Howe FoundationYoungArtist Competi-
tion, cellist DaRinLee, cellist, performingwiththe orchestra; $10-$12;
students under 18 andMCCPartners inExcellence are free; for informa-
tion, call 563-288-6195 ext. 1608; or e-mail info@muscatinesymphony.
org, Muscatine Center for the PerformingArts, Central Middle School
Auditorium-901 Cedar Street, Muscatine, IA, http://www.muscatine-
symphony.org, 7:30pmSat Mar 13.
OneNight of Queen, the UK’s hottest andmost successful rock
tribute show; $26.50 &up; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, 8pmSat
Mar 13.
WillieNelson&Family, legendary country-Westernperformer
inconcert; $41.50-$61.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic
Center, 201 SWJefersonAve, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.
com, 8pmSunMar 14.
St. Patrick’s DayConcert, for information, call 309-794-7233, Den-
kmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmTueMar 16.
Musical Meditation: WilliamDicksinson, organist; heldinthe
sanctuary; free; for information, call 319-337-4301, Congregational
UnitedChurchof Christ, 30 N. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uccic.org, 12pmWedMar 17.
Let’s Rock: Decades of Rock‘n’ Roll, featuringperformances
by the Bootleggers andcast members from“Joseph&the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat,”witha special appearance by Buddy Holly &
the Crickets fromthe theatre’s 2008 production; select fooditems and
cashbar available; 6pmdoors, 7pmshow; $10-$12; for information, call
309-786-7733, extension2, Circa‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rdAve.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 7pmThuMar 18.
Gaelic Storm, Celtic/worldmusicians inconcert; $35-$25; for
tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East WashingtonSt.,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 8pmFri Mar 19.
TheBucktownRevue, anold-fashionedwebcast radiovariety
program, drawinginspirationfromsuchas AGrandOle Opry andA
Prairie Home Companion; featuringlive folk music, poetry, andhumor,
withthe Barley House Bandas house orchestra andemcee Scott
Tunniclif; 6:30pmdoors, 7pmshow; $7; for information, call 563-326-
1333, River Music Experience, 129 MainSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
rivermusicexperience.org, 7pmFri Mar 19, andFri Apr 16.
Guest Artist Recital: TomJohnson, composer; for information,
call 309-794-7233, DenkmannHall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmSat Mar 20.
ThePointer Sisters, Grammy winningpopandsoul singers;
$40-$55; for tickets andinformation, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
CasinoandGolf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA, http://www.
riversidecasinoandresort.com, 8pmSat Mar 20.
FacultyRecital: DeborahDakin, viola; for information, call 309-
794-7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 4pmSunMar 21.
FacultyRecital: Randall Hall, saxophone; for information, call 309-
794-7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island,
IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmTueMar 23.
Mac FramptonTrio, a Cedar Rapids Community Concert; jazz and
rock pianist andaccompanyingmusicians; for ticket information, call
319-540-2301, U.S. Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
http://www.CRCommunityConcerts.org, 7:30pmTueMar 23.
VoiceSeminar, for information, call 309-794-7233, DenkmannMe-
morial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.
edu/academics/music, 10:45amTueMar 23, andTueMay4.
CowboyJunkies, platinum-sellingalternative rockers, withopener
Lee Harvey Osmond; $37.50; for tickets andinformation, call 563-326-
1333, The Redstone Room, 129 MainSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
redstoneroom.com, 8:30pmWedMar 24.
Musical Meditation: Dennis andLeslieUngs, organandfute
duo; heldinthe sanctuary; free; for information, call 319-337-4301,
Congregational UnitedChurchof Christ, 30 N. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.uccic.org, 12pmWedMar 24.
BruceRobison, Texansinger-songwriter inconcert; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Temple for PerformingArts, 1011 Locust St, Des Moines,
IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, 7:30pmThuMar 25.
SAUSymphonic BandConcert, free; for information, call Terri
Flynnat 563-333-6001, GalvinFine Arts Center, 518W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/music, 7:30pmSat Mar 27.
TheKnox-GalesburgSymphony, conductedby Charles Coll,
withguest soloist Huei Chang, violin, performingworks by Mozart,
Serra andTchaikovsky; $18-$8; for tickets, call 309-341-7268, Orpheum
Theatre, 57 S. KelloggSt., Galesburg, IL, http://www.knox.edu, 7:30pm
Sat Mar 27.
ThePlummer FamilyCountryMusic Show, at 2 &7pm; popular
touringmusicians basedinBranson; $8-$20; for tickets, call 563-
652-9815, OhnwardFine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
http://www.ohnwardfneartscenter.com, Sat Mar 27.
Sundays at Four: TheCentral CollegeACappellaChoir,
under director Mark Babcock; for information, call 319-337-4301,
Congregational UnitedChurchof Christ, 30 N. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.uccic.org, 4pmSunMar 28.
FacultyRecital: Janet Stodd&SusanSchwaegler, fute and
clarinet; for information, call 309-794-7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall,
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, ://www.augustana.edu/academ-
ics/music, 8pmTueMar 30.
Student Recital: Various Student Musicians, for information,
call 309-794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7thAve.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 10:45am
TueMar 30.
Musical Meditation: ElizabethOakes andNathali Cruden,
viola duo; heldinthe sanctuary; free; information, call 319-337-4301,
Congregational UnitedChurchof Christ, 30 N. ClintonSt., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.uccic.org, 12pmWedMar 31.
PianoSundays, free, Senate Chamber of the OldCapitol, 201 S
ClintonSt, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/, 1:30pmSun
Apr 4.
FacultyRecital: JaninaErlich, cello; for information, call 309-794-
7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmTueApr 6.
TheDeltaConnection: Generations of Blues, Mississippi blues
manHal ReedandQuadCities musicianandbandleader Ellis Kell
deliver anentertainingandinformative programonthe infuence of
Delta blues onthe Chicagourbanblues style; includes a live perfor-
mance of blues music, andhistoric commentary onthe journey of
the blues andthe blues as a cornerstone of our Americanroots music
traditions; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic
Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.
org, 6:30pmWedApr 7.
KnoxFacultyCombo, a performance inthe Knox-Rootabaga Jazz
Festival; $7; for information, call 309-341-7715; for advance tickets,
e-mail rootabaga@knox.edu, McGillacuddy’s, 58 S. Cherry, Galesburg,
IL, http://www.knox.edu/rootabaga, 8pmThuApr 8.
KnoxCollegeAlumni BigBandandOrquestaAltoMaiz, a
performance inthe Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival; $10; for information,
call 309-341-7715; for advance tickets, e-mail rootabaga@knox.edu,
McGillacuddy’s, 58 S. Cherry, Galesburg, IL, http://www.knox.edu/root-
abaga, 8pmFri Apr 9.
Interpreti Veneziani, internationally acclaimedchamber orches-
tra; a Hancher Auditoriumpresentation; for tickets, call 319-335-1160,
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 525 Fillmore St, Davenport, IA, http://www.
hancher.uiowa.edu, 7:30pmSat Apr 10.
Keb’ Mo’, Grammy-winningblues singer-songwriter andguitarist;
$30-$40; for tickets, call 877-677-3456, Riverside CasinoandGolf
Jane Gilmor
Catich Gallery
Galvin Fine Arts Center
St. Ambrose University
GALLERY HOURS
Tuesday – Friday, 12-5 P.M. or
by appt. at 563-333-6444
March 2 – April 16
UPCOMING SHOW
IN BETWEEN
The Architecture of Migration
Check out our upcoming events at http://web.sau.edu/Catich/
Senior Honors Spring Exhibition
Featuring Book Arts, Painting,
Graphic Design, & Photography
April 27 – May 14, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, April 30
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, March 5, 5-7 p.m.
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
15
Paramore, Grammy-nominatedrockers inconcert, withspecial
guests Relient KandFun; $29.50-$33; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.
com, 7pmFri May7.
SAUSymphonic Band, for informationandtickets, call 563-
333-6251, GalvinFine Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu/galvin, 7:30pmFri May7.
AugustanaFour Choirs Concert, for information, call 309-794-
7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7thAve., Rock Island,
IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 4pmSat May8.
Seniors Recital, for information, call 309-794-7233, Denkmann
Memorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.
augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmSat May8.
Taylor Swift, country music sensationperformingwithspecial
guest Kellie Pickler; $27.50-$62; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wire-
less Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com,
7:30pmSat May8.
TheKnox-GalesburgSymphonyPops Concert, conducted
by Bruce Polay, withguest vocalists StefanoandNinaTanchietti,
performingexcerpts from“The MerryWidow,”“Brigadoon,”“Phantom
of the Opera,”andother Broadway hits; $18-$8; for tickets, call
309-341-7268, OrpheumTheatre, 57 S. KelloggSt., Galesburg, IL,
http://www.knox.edu, Sat May8.
BHCStudent Vocal Recital, for information, contact JonPalo-
maki at 309-796-5478 or palomakij@bhc.edu, Deere-WimanCarriage
House, 817 11thAve., Moline, IL, 7:30pmMonMay10.
TheLettermeninConcert, concert withthe timeless popsing-
ers; Monday &Tuesday 11:45amdoors, noon-12:45pmplatedlunch,
1pmshow; $48.36; Monday 5:45pmdoors, 6-7pmbufet dinner,
7:15pmshow; $54.60; for tickets, call 309-786-7733, extension2, Circa
‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rdAve., Island, IL, http://www.circa21.
com, MonMay10andTueMay11.
BHCCommunityBandConcert, inBuilding4, secondfoor; for
information, contact JonPalomaki at 309-796-5478 or palomakij@
bhc.edu, Black Hawk College - QuadCity Campus, 6600 34thAve.,
Moline, IL, 7:30pmTueMay11.
Student Recital: Various Student Musicians, for information,
call 309-794-7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music,
10:45amTueMay11.
AugustanaJazz ComboSoiree, for information, call 309-794-
7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmWedMay12.
BHC18thAnnual Jazz Festival Concert, withwithVincent
Herring, altosax, andMark Levine, piano; Building4, secondfoor;
for information, contact Dr. Edgar Crockett at 309-796-5479 or
crockette@bhc.edu, Black Hawk College - QuadCity Campus, 6600
34thAve., Moline, IL, 7:30pmWedMay12.
Paul Cioe, a BrownBaglunchconcert withguitarist andsinger;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 12pmFri May14.
AugustanaJoint BandConcert, for information, call 309-794-
7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7thAve., Rock Island,
IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 4pmSat May15.
CarrieRodriguez &JimLauderdale, Roots Music Association
AwardSongwriter of theYear Rodriguez, andGrammy-winning
country/bluegrass artist Lauderdale, withopener TimEaston; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Temple for PerformingArts, 1011 Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, Sat May15.
BarenakedLadies, indie pop/rock musicians performwith
special guest Serena Ryder; $37.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.
com, 7:30pmSunMay16.
QuadCityChoral Arts Concert, for information, call 309-794-
7233, DenkmannMemorial Hall, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 2pmSunMay16.
AugustanaMusic Festival Concert, for information, call 309-
794-7233, Centennial Hall, Augustana College, 3703 7thAve., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 8pmSat
May22.
Old-FashionedBandLawnConcert, for information, call 309-
794-7233, BergendofHall-Augustana College, 3701 7thAve., Rock
Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/music, 2:30pmSat
May22.
RickSpringfeld, Grammy-winningpop-rock star of“General
Hospital”and“Jessie’s Girl”fame; $45-$55; for tickets, call 877-677-
3456, Riverside CasinoandGolf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside,
IA, http://www.riversidecasinoandresort.com, 8pmSat May22.
Chamber Music QuadCities Concert, featuringworks by
Brahms, Durufe, andCopland; $5-$12; for information, call 309-797-
0516, UnitarianChurchof Davenport, 3707 EasternAve, Davenport,
IA, http://www.chambermusicqc.com, 3pmSunMay23.
Summer CampMusic Festival, over 50 bands onsix stages, a
kids’ music camp, on-site camping, arts &crafts artisans, vendors, and
more; artists include moe., Umphreys McGee, Gov’t Mule, Yonder
MountainStringBand, The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams, EOTO,
Cornmeal, Family Groove , BackyardTire Fire, Kinetix, The Ragbirds,
BrainchildSTS9, Pretty Lights, Steel Pulse, Victor Wooten, Railroad
Earth, The HoodInternet, ALO(Animal LiberationOrchestra), Hot But-
teredRum, Dumpstaphunk, My Dear Disco, That 1 Guy, ZachDeputy,
The Macpodz, Papadosio, Steez, The , Dangermufn, Heatbox, Water-
street, andChicagoFarmer, Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL, ://www.
summercampfestival.com, Fri May28thruSunMay30.
TasteLouisianaCajun&ZydecoFestival, featuringperfor-
mances by BeltonRichardandthe Musical Aces, Feufollet, Dennis
Stroughmatt andCreole Stomp, Chubby Carrier andthe Bayou
SwampBand, andThe Malfecteurs; food, dance workshops, vendors,
children’s activities, andmore; adults $10/day, children$2/day, 5
&under free; for information, call 888-594-3903, Amana Colonies
ConventionFacility &RVPark, ofHwys 151 &220, Amana, IA, http://
www.cajunfest.net/index.html, Sat May29.
Annual Concert ontheLawn, featuringthe Knox-Galesburg
Symphony, conductedby Bruce Polay; free; for information, call
309-341-7268, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, http://www.knox.edu,
5pmSat Jun5.
GregBrown, Grammy-nominatedsinger-songwriter; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Temple for PerformingArts, 1011 Locust St, Des
Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, 7:30pmSat Jun5.
SpringPops: TheMusic of theEagles, the QuadCity Symphony
Orchestra amplifedby a full rock bandandaccompaniedby singers
Terry Brock, Randy Jackson, andJohnHines; conductedby Brent
Havens; features 18 Eagles tunes including“HeartacheTonight,”
“Desperado,”“NewKidinTown,”and“Hotel California”; $55-$16; for
information, call 563-322-QCSO(7276), Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 7:30pmSat Jun5.
Classes & Calls for Entry
TheQuadCityWindEnsemble’s 22ndAnnual Young
Performer’s SoloCompetition, the winner will appear as guest
soloist withthe ensemble at their May 2 concert; performers must
be highschool students currently enrolledintheir school band
program; for more informationabout the competitionor toobtain
anentry form, contact BobFisher at rfscher2258@yahoo.com, thru
Fri Mar 12.
Call for Entries - RockCampUSA: Session#1, co-sponsored
by the River Music Experience; two-week intensive for youngmusi-
cians; rehearsals June 14-18 andJune 21-25 (1-5pm, Mon-Fri), with
a Redstone Roomconcert onJune 26; activities include forming
a band, pickingyour ownmaterial, rehearsinglike pros, writing
original songs, refningyour skills, takinghome a CDrecordingof
your dress rehearsal anda DVDof your fnal concert performance,
improvingteamwork abilities, andworkingwithseasonedarea
musicians; $395; for informationandtoregister, call 877-326-1333,
Christ UnitedMethodist Church, Davenport NorthHighSchool;
53rdandRipley, Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.
org, thruMonJun7.
Call for Entries - RockCampUSA: Session#2, co-sponsored
by the River Music Experience; two-week intensive for young
musicians; rehearsals June 28-July 2 andJuly 5-9 (1-5pm, Mon-Fri),
witha Redstone Roomconcert onJuly 10; activities include forming
a band, pickingyour ownmaterial, rehearsinglike pros, writing
original songs, refningyour skills, takinghome a CDrecordingof
your dress rehearsal anda DVDof your fnal concert performance,
improvingteamwork abilities, andworkingwithseasonedarea
musicians; $395; for informationandtoregister, call 877-326-1333,
Christ UnitedMethodist Church, Davenport NorthHighSchool;
53rdandRipley, Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.
org, thruMonJun21.
Call for Entries - RockCampUSA: Session#3, co-sponsored
by the River Music Experience; two-intensive for youngmusicians;
rehearsals July 19-23 andJuly 26-30 (1-5pm, Mon-Fri), witha
Redstone Roomconcert onJuly 31; activities include forming
a band, pickingyour ownmaterial, rehearsinglike pros, writing
original songs, refningyour skills, takinghome a CDrecordingof
your dress rehearsal anda DVDof your fnal concert performance,
improvingteamwork abilities, andwithseasonedarea musicians;
$395; for informationandtoregister, call 877-326-1333, Christ
UnitedMethodist Church, Davenport NorthHighSchool; 53rdand
Ripley, Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, thru
MonJul 12.
Mojo’s Lookingfor LiveLunchArtists, Mojo’s is currently look-
ingfor artists toperformonthe 2ndand3rdThursdays eachmonth
for our Live Lunchseries. Slot times wouldbe fromNoon- 1pm
onthese openingThursdays. This is a great opportunity tohave a
recurringgiginfront of a live audience withlots of walk-intrafc. To
inquire, contact Anne Helms at ahelms@rivermusicexperience.org
or by phone at (563) 326-1333 ext.104., Mojo’s (River Music Experi-
ence), 130W2ndSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperi-
ence.org, thruFri Dec 31.
MusicTherapyServices for Special-Needs Children,
participants will play drums, shakers andother instruments inorder
toenhance social skills andcommunication, andwill work toward
their daily livingskills by participatingina number of musical activi-
ties that encourage sharing, impulse control, appropriate social
communication, motor control andfollowingdirections; followed
by a lunchbreak andRME tour andprogram; $160 for groups 12-15
maximum, not includingchaperones; for information, call Ellis Kell
at 563-326-1333, ext. 113 or e-mail ekell@rivermusicexperience.org,
River Music Experience, 129 MainSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
rivermusicexperience.org, 11amthruFri Dec 31.
AfricanDrumCircle, all drummers, at any level, welcome;
donations accepted; for information, call Linda at 309-762-4469,
Tammy at 309-269-7260, or Sonya at 309-788-0801, Teranga: House
of Africa, 1706 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL, every other Wednesday
startingMarch10 at 6pmWedMar 10thruWedDec 29.
LiveSound, a ProAudioseminar conductedby SoundLabin-
structor Lars Rehnberg; fromsetupandsound-check toteardown,
learnhowtomake a live showsing; featuringlive demonstrations,
detailedexplanations, guest speakers, andQ&A; trainingopento
ages 15 &up, noprevious experience required; $50; for information,
call 563-326-1333, ext 113 or e-mail ekell@rivermusicexperience.
org, River Music Experience, 129 MainSt, Davenport, IA, http://
www.rivermusicexperience.org, 6pmThuMar 11.
MultitrackRecordingTechniques, a ProAudioseminar
conductedby SoundLabinstructor Lars Rehnberg; procedures,
tips, andtricks toget anL.A. soundona QuadCities budget; featur-
inglive demonstrations, detailedexplanations, guest speakers,
andQ&A; trainingopentoages 15 &up, noprevious experience
required; $50; for information, call 563-326-1333, ext 113 or e-mail
ekell@rivermusicexperience.org, River Music Experience, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.rivermusicexperience.org, 6pmThu
Apr 8.
Star Systems, auditions for youngarea talent, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.starsystemstalent.com, Fri
Apr 23thruSunApr 25.
ApplauseTalent, auditions for youngarea talent, Adler Theatre,
136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.starsystemstalent.com, Fri
Apr 30thruSunMay2.
Talent OnParade, auditions for youngarea talent, Adler
Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.starsystemstalent.
com, Fri May7thruSunMay9.
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
16
Mar 21.
ManKilledbyPheasant, discussionof JohnT. Price’s book with
the Environmental Book Club; for information, call 563-322-2969, River
Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, http://www.riveraction.org, 7pm
TueMar 23.
Last Night at theLobster, a Contemporary Books Discussionof
Stewart O’Nan’s novel; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmWed
Mar 24.
ManKilledbyPheasant, a
Contemporary Books Discussionof
JohnT. Price’s novel; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bet-
tendorf, IA, ://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 1pmWedMar 24.
Out LoudOpenMic Night, read
your works andlistentoothers; free;
for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest WritingCenter, 225 E.
2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
http://www.midwestwritingcenter.
org, 7pmThuMar 25.
Beat PoetryNight, co-
sponsoredby the Midwest Writing
Center, ledby internBroc Nelson;
poets andmusicians welcome, no
profanity allowed; for information,
call 563-324-1410 or e-mail
nelsonbroca@sau.edu, Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130W
2ndSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, 6pm
MonMar 29.
Robert &LindaScarth,
readingandsigningtheir newbook
“DeepNature: Photographs from
Iowa”; free; for information, call
563-359-7830, Borders Books, Music
&Cafe, 4000 E. 53rdSt., Davenport,
IA, http://www.borders.com/online/
store/StoreDetailView_292, 2pm
Sat Apr 3.
Rabbit, Run, anAlpha Book
Clubdiscussionof JohnUpdike’s
novel; free; for information, call 309-
732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library
- MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandli-
brary.org, 3pmMonApr 5.
Pageturners BookClub
Meeting, free; for information,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pmTueApr 6.
ManKilledbyPheasant,
discussionof JohnPrice’s memoir
of life inthe Midwest, as part of
the“Scott County Reads Together”
initiative; toregister, call 563-888-
3371, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 7pmWedApr 7.
Sci-Fi BookClub, for informa-
tion, call 309-755-9614, East Moline
Public Library, 740 16thAve., East
Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us,
6:30pmWedApr 7.
Shiloh: TheBattleThat
ChangedtheCivil War, a discus-
sionof Larry J. Daniel’s work with
the Civil War Book Discussion
Group; for information, call 309-
762-6883, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmThu
Apr 8.
WhiskeySour, a Mystery Book
Discussionof J.A. Konrath’s novel;
free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf,
IA, ://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
9:30amSat Apr 10.
WilliamWhittaker, author
signs his newbook“Frontier Forts
of Iowa”; free; for information, call
563-359-7830, Borders Books, Music
&Cafe, 4000 E. 53rdSt., Davenport,
IA, http://www.borders.com/online/
store/StoreDetailView_292, 2pm
Sat Apr 10.
DAGOBAH, the Davenport
Area Gatheringof Books andHumanoids Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Discus-
sionGroup; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library (Main), 321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportli-
brary.com, 6pmMonApr 12.
AHealingHome, a discussionof Johnprice’s story withthe Short
&Sweets Book Club; chat literature while eatingdelicious sweets; free;
registrationrequired; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 10amMonApr 12.
JohnPrice: Memoir Writing, or, HowI Wrote“ManKilled
byPheasant”, presentationby author inresidency, discussingthe
memoir-writingprocess andhis book; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pmTueApr 13.
ScribeAnthologyReception, celebratingthe youngadults whose
poems andprose have beenselectedtobe publishedinthe annual
Scribe Anthology; light appetizers provided; free; for information, call -
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
7pmTueApr 13.
“FavoritePlaceinScott County”
EssayReception, withguest artist
JohnPrice introducingthe winners,
whowill readfromtheir essays; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public , 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 6:30pmWed
Apr 14.
Hotel ontheCorner of Bitter
andSweet, a discussionof Jamie
Ford’s book withthe Betweenthe
Lines Book DiscussionGroup; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000
N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
7pmWedApr 14.
Girls ontheRoof: Poetry&
Puppets, Mary Swander, Iowa Poet
Laureate, will readfromher new
book of poetry“The Girls onthe
Roof -- a Mississippi River Flood
Saga”while the Eulenspiegel Puppet
Theatre fromWest Liberty performs
anadult puppet showadaptation;
free; for information, call 563-344-
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
7pmThuApr 15.
River Readings at Augustana:
Daniel Woodrell, author of the re-
cent novel “Winter’s Bone”reads from
his works; receptionfollowing; free;
for information, call 309-794-7823 or
e-mail MargaretRogal@augustana.
edu, WallenbergHall, Augustana
College, 3701 7thAve., Rock Island,
IL, 7pmThuApr 15.
RichardSnavely&Steve
Wendl, authors signtheir newbook
“Anamosa Penitentiary”; free; for
information, call 563-359-7830,
Borders Books, Music &Cafe, 4000 E.
53rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.
borders.com/online/store/StoreDe-
tailView_292, 2pmSat Apr 17.
River Readings at Augustana:
RobynSchifandNickTwemlow,
husband-and-wife poets readfrom
their works; receptionfollowing; free;
for information, call 309-794-7823,
WallenbergHall, Augustana College,
3701 7thAve., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu/x17190.
xml, 7pmMonApr 26.
Beat PoetryNight, co-spon-
soredby the Midwest WritingCenter,
ledby internBroc Nelson; poets and
musicians welcome, noprofanity
allowed; for information, call 563-
324-1410 or e-mail nelsonbroca@
sau.edu, Mojo’s (River Music Experi-
ence), 130W2ndSt, Davenport, IA,
http://www.midwestwritingcenter.
org, 6pmMonApr 26.
Four Wings andaPrayer:
Caught intheMysteryof the
MonarchButterfy, discussion
of Sue Halpern’s book withthe
Environmental Book Club; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River
Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport,
IA, http://www.riveraction.org, 7pm
TueApr 27.
MaryCrockett Hill, the Autumn
House Prize-winningpoet will pres-
ent her work; free; for information,
contact GalenLeonhardy at 309-796-
5433 or leonhardyg@bhc.edu, Quad
City Arts Center, 1715 2ndAve, Rock
Island, IL, 7pmTueApr 27.
Out LoudOpenMic Night, read
your works andlistentoothers; free;
for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest WritingCenter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://
www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 7pmThuApr 29.
MysteryBookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East Moline
Public Library, 740 16thAve., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us, 6:30pm
WedMay5.
TheBananaSeason’s Over (East of theWeb), a discussionof Jon
Mallalieu’s story withthe Short &Sweets Book Club; chat literature
while eatingdelicious sweets; free; registrationrequired; for informa-
tion, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amMonMay10.
Readings & Discussions
The2010LibraryWinter Games: Winter ReadingProgram,
winners receive a NintendoWii; for , call 563-326-7832 or 563-326-7893,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, thruSat Mar 13.
EllaMarchChase, signingher book“TheVirginQueen’s Daughter”;
free; for information, call 563-359-7830 or e-mail bgoldsbe@borderss-
tores.com, Borders Books, Music &Cafe, 4000 E. 53rdSt., Davenport, IA,
2pmSat Mar 6.
ABrief Moment intheLifeof Angus Bethune, a discussionof
Chris Crutcher’s story withthe Short &Sweets discussiongroup; chat
literature while eatingdelicious sweets; free; registrationrequired;
for information, call 563-328-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10am
MonMar 8.
DAGOBAH, the Davenport Area Gatheringof Books and
Humanoids Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book DiscussionGroup; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pmMonMar 8.
RomanceBookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16thAve., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us,
12:30pmTueMar 9.
OliverTwist, discussionof Charles Dickens’ novel; free; for informa-
tion, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmWedMar 10.
TheTimeTraveler’sWife, a discussionof Audrey Nifenegger’s
book withthe Betweenthe Lines Book DiscussionGroup; free; for infor-
mation, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pmWedMar 10.
TalkArt - Writers’Workshop, Uof I Writer’s Workshopstudent
readings; for information, call 319-351-9529, The Mill, 120 E Burlington,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.icmill.com, 10pmWedMar 10.
ABohemianBrigade: TheCivil War Correspondents Mostly
Rough, Sometimes Ready, a discussionof James M. Perry’s book with
the Civil War Book DiscussionGroup; for information, call 309-762-6883,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.
com, 6:30pmThuMar 11.
ChristianCritiqueGroup, opentowriters whoavoidinappropriate
language, violence, andexplicit content intheir writing; “family friendly”
writingencouraged; for information, call 563-324-1410., Midwest
WritingCenter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pmSat Mar 13.
ConnieCorcoranWilson, signingher newshort-story collection
“Hellfre andDamnation”; for information, call 563-445-8760, Barnes &
Noble, 320WKimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, www.HellfreandDamnation-
theBook.com, 1pmSat Mar 13.
Discussionof Murder ontheIditarodTrail, a Mystery Book
Discussionof Sue Henry’s novel; free; information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9:30amSat Mar 13.
Eric Jones, signinghis book“Iowa Curiosities”; free; for information,
call 563-359-7830 or e-mail bgoldsbe@bordersstores.com, Borders
Books, Music &Cafe, 4000 E. 53rdSt., Davenport, IA, 2pmSat Mar 13.
Children’s Author BookSigning, EileenBoggess signs“Mia the
Magnifcent,”Jill Esbaumsigns“EverythingSpring,”Rebecca Janni signs
“Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse,”andLinda Skeers signs“Tutus Aren’t
My Style”; for information, call 563-445-8760, Barnes &Noble, 320W
Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 1pmSunMar 14.
MindaPowers-Douglas, signingher book“Chippiannock
Cemetery”; free; for information, call 563-359-7830 or e-mail bgoldsbe@
bordersstores.com, Borders Books, Music &Cafe, 4000 E. 53rdSt., , IA,
2pmSunMar 14.
StephenBloom, signinghis books“Tears of Mermaids: The Secret
Story of Pearls”and“Postville”; free; for information, call 563-359-7830
or e-mail bgoldsbe@bordersstores.com, Borders Books, Music &Cafe,
4000 E. 53rdSt., Davenport, IA, 2pmSunMar 14.
Classics BookClubMeeting, free; for information, call 309-524-
2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 7pmMonMar 15.
VanityFair, discussionof WilliamThackeray’s novel, withthe Clas-
sics Club; for information, call 309-736-5737, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmMonMar 15.
Still Alice, a discussionof Lisa Genova’s book withtheWest End
Book DiscussionGroup; free; toregister, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 7pmTueMar 16.
River Readings at Augustana: Chris Ofutt, author andwriter for
“Weeds”and“True Blood”reads fromhis works; receptionfollowing;
free; for information, call 309-794-7823 or e-mail MargaretRogal@
augustana.edu, WallenbergHall, Augustana College, 3701 7thAve.,
Rock Island, IL, 7pmThuMar 18.
30thAnnual DavidR. Collins LiteraryAwards Banquet, hosted
by the Midwest WritingCenter; featuringDavenport’s writer and
speaker Cecil Murphey, author of more than100 books; 6pmdoors,
7pmdinner; $35; for information, call 563-324-1410, OutingClub, 2109
NBrady St, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 7pm
Sat Mar 20.
BookLaunchPartyfor“Images of America: Chippiannock
Cemetery”, celebratingthe release of Minda Powers-Douglas’ book;
for information, call 309-732-7666, HaubergCivic Center Mansion, 1300
24thSt., Rock Island, IL, 6:25pmSat Mar 20.
MaxAllanCollins - BarbaraCollins - MatthewClemens, authors
discuss the art of collaborative writing, andsigncopies of their new
books“Antiques Bizarre”and“YouCan’t StopMe”; free; for information,
call 563-359-7830, Borders Books, Music &Cafe, 4000 E. 53rdSt.,
Davenport, IA, ://www.borders.com/online/store/StoreDetailView_292,
2pmSat Mar 20.
TheArt of Happiness inaTroubledWorld, anIndigoBook Club
discussionof the work by his Holiness the Dalai Lama &HowardC.
Cutler, M.D.; for information, e-mail abby@indigowellness.infoor call
309-764-YOGA, Indigo, ACreative ApproachtoFitness &Wellness, LLC,
1621 5thAve., Moline, IL, http://www.indigowellness.info, 2pmSun
Theatre
Musicals
March through June
F
rom April 13 through May 8, the
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse will
present its frst children’s show of 2010
– Miss Nelson Has a Field Day. Judging
from the lineup, she’s not the only one
who’ll be having one, as area audiences
will be treated to eight springtime
musicals over the next 14 weeks. In
addition to its sequel to the venue’s sell-
out hit Miss Nelson Is Missing, Circa
’21 delivers another eagerly awaited
follow-up in Church Basement Ladies
2: A Second Helping (March 24-May
22), and ofers a world premiere to die
for with the debut of Whodunit ... the
Musical (May 26-July 10). Decidedly
less-homicidal fun will be on hand
with the Adler Teatre’s touring
production of Disney’s beloved Beauty
& the Beast (May 19-20) – although,
come to think of it, Gaston does meet a
nasty end in that show – and with the
Quad City Music Guild’s rendition of
the joyous and funny musical comedy
Te Pajama Game (March 25-28). Te
Timber Lake Playhouse opens its 2010
season with the sizzling Bob Fosse
touchstone Chicago (June 3-13), while
closer to home, the Harrison Hilltop
Teatre stages its own Broadway smash
in Jonathan Larson’s modern rock
classic Rent (April 8-May 1). And a
mere four-and-a-half weeks afer that
show’s closing, you’ll be able to relive
the experience when the Clinton Area
Showboat Teatre makes Rent its
season-opener, running the Tony- and
Pulitzer Prize-winner June 3 through 13.
Looks like our Rent has been doubled
this spring, huh? I guess that’s one
way to stimulate the economy. – Mike
Schulz
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
17
DAGOBAH, the Davenport Area Gatheringof Books and
Humanoids Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book DiscussionGroup; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pmMonMay10.
RomanceBookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16thAve., Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us,
12:30pmTueMay11.
AVersionof theTruth, a discussionof Jennifer Kaufman’s book
withthe Betweenthe Lines Book DiscussionGroup; free; for informa-
tion, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pmWedMay12.
Civil War BookDiscussionGroup, for information, call 309-
762-6883, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmThuMay13.
HoldingthePavement, a Mystery Book Discussionof Judi McCoy’s
novel; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 8:30amSat May15.
Last Night at theLobster, a discussionof Stewart O’Nan’s book
withtheWest EndBook DiscussionGroup; free; toregister, call 563-888-
3371, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pmTueMay18.
TheGreat Infuenza: TheEpic Storyof theDeadliest Plaguein
History, a Contemporary Books Discussionof JohnBarry’s book, led
by Mavis Hafner; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmWedMay19.
TheRopeWalk, a Contemporary Books Discussionof Carrie
Brown’s book (the 2009 All Iowa Reads selection), ledby Lea Farley;
free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
1pmWedMay19.
InDefenseof Food, discussionof Michael Pollen’s book withthe
Environmental Book Club; for information, call 563-322-2969, River
Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, http://www.riveraction.org, 7pm
TueMay25.
Out LoudOpenMic Night, readyour works andlistentoothers;
free; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest WritingCenter, 225 E.
2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org,
7pmThuMay27.
Beat PoetryNight, co-sponsoredby the Midwest WritingCenter,
ledby internBroc Nelson; poets andmusicians welcome, noprofanity
allowed; for information, call 563-324-1410 or e-mail nelsonbroca@
sau.edu, Mojo’s (River Music Experience), 130W2ndSt, Davenport, IA,
http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 6pmMonMay31.
Sci-Fi BookClub, for information, call 309-755-9614, East Moline
Public Library, 740 16thAve., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us, 6:30pm
WedJun2.
MakeaSplashSummer ReadingProgram, for information, call
309-524-2470 or the childrens desk at 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, Mon
Jun7thruSat Jul 31.
Workshops & Classes
Pen-in-HandWritingConference, 8:30amThe Page as Visual
Art withpoet, KristinAbraham; 10:30amFictionas DreamwithMatt
VanderMeulen; 1:15pmBigProfts ona ShoestringBudget with
Reinhardt-MartinandMichael Martin; 1:15pm“Buildingthe Image
withpoet, RyanCollins (for middle-school students only); 3:15pm
Publishing, Self-publishingandOtherwise withpublisher Bruce Carlson;
$20/workshop, $60/all four; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
WritingCenter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, 8:30amSat Mar 6.
BigProfts onaShoestringBudget, withJane Reinhardt-Martin
andMichael Martin; $20; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest
WritingCenter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.
midwestwritingcenter.org, 1:15pmSat Mar 6.
BuildingtheImage, withpoet RyanCollins; for middle-school stu-
dents; $20; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest WritingCenter,
225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcen-
ter.org, 1:15pmSat Mar 6.
Fictionas Dream, withMatt VanderMeulen; $20; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Midwest WritingCenter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 10:30amSat
Mar 6.
Publishing, Self-publishingandOtherwise, withpublisher Bruce
Carlson; $20; for information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest WritingCen-
ter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwriting-
center.org, 3:15pmSat Mar 6.
ThePageasVisual Art, withpoet KristinAbraham; $20; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest WritingCenter, 225 E. 2nd
St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org,
8:30amSat Mar 6.
WhyCan’t YouBeanExtraordinaryWriter?, workshopwith
Davenport writer Cecil Murphey; $20; for information, call 563-324-
1410, Midwest WritingCenter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pmSat Mar 20.
JohnPriceWritingWorkshop, for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest WritingCenter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://
www.midwestwritingcenter.org, 1pmThuApr 15.
Calls for Entry
37thAnnual Mississippi ValleyPoetryContest, poems should
be typedwithnoidentifyinginformationonthe page; submissions
must include a separate cover sheet withauthors name, address,
email address, andpoemtitles; poems may be more thanone page,
but only one poemper page; include a SASE for results if youdonot
wishtoreceive notifcationvia email; nopreviously publishedpoems;
submissions are preferredandshouldbe sent to: contest@midwestwrit-
ingcenter.org; submissions shouldinclude all poems inone (.doc or .rtf)
document andone separate document for the cover page; prizes given
inthe categories of National andRegional; ntry fee is $9 for uptothree
poems; $2 for eachadditional poem; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest WritingCenter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, http://
www.midwestwritingcenter.org, thruFri Apr 9.
QuadCityBookFair NowAcceptingRegistrations, accepting
registrations fromarea publishedauthors; the book fair will take place
onSaturday, May 8that the River Music Experience, 131W. 2ndStreet,
Davenport, IAfrom10am-4:30pm; bublishedauthors canregister for a
half-day time slot for $12 or a full-day time slot for $20 tosign, sell and
promote their books; for information, call 563-324-1410 or e-mail jpat-
ricklamont@aol.com, Midwest WritingCenter, 225 E. 2ndSt. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org, thruSat May8.
IowaSummer WritingFestival at theUniversityof Iowa,
acceptingregistrations for the 2010 sessions; weeklongandweekend
workshops includingfction, poetry, nonfctionandplaywriting
will fromJune 13 throughJuly 30; inall, more than150 noncredit
workshops will be held; $560 per week, and$280 per weekend; for
information, contact 319-335-4160 or iswfestival@uiowa.edu, University
of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/iswfest/,
thruMonMay31.
Performances
Angels inAmerica: MillenniumApproaches, part one of Tony
Kushner’s Tony- andPulitzer Prize-winning“gay fantasia onnational
themes”; $5-$10; for tickets, call 309-341-7472, Knox College, Galesburg,
IL, http://www.knox.edu/x28116.xml, Thu7:30pmSat 2pmthruSat
Mar 6.
Angels inAmerica: Perestroika, part twoof Tony Kushner’s Tony-
andPulitzer Prize-winning“gay fantasia onnational themes”; $5-$10;
for tickets, call 309-341-7472, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, http://www.
knox.edu/x28116.xml, Fri &Sat 7:30pmthruSat Mar 6.
TiredAmericanDream, workshopperformance of premieringrock
musical about a groupof artists preparingtograduate college, directed
byTristanTapscott; $10; for tickets andinformation, call 563-449-6371,
HarrisonHilltopTheatre, 1601 HarrisonSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
harrisonhilltop.com, 8pmthruSat Mar 6.
Eurydice, a re-imaginingof the mythof Orpheus, retoldfromthe
heroine’s point of view; $5-$17; writtenby SarahRuhl; for tickets, call
319-335-1160, DavidThayer Theater, UniversityTheaters, Iowa City, IA,
http://www.uiowa.edu/~theatre/, Thu– Sat 8pm, Sun2pmthruSat
Mar 13.
TheProducers, Tony-winningmusical smashby Mel Brooks;
$25-$15; for tickets, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 103 3rd
St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.theatrecr.org, Thu– Sat 7:30pmSun
2:30pmthruSunMar 14.
Killadelphia: Mixtapeof aCity, SeanChristopher Lewis’ one-man
showabout crime, incarceration, andthe roadtoredemption; $12-$26;
for tickets, call 319-338-7672, RiversideTheatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.riversidetheatre.org, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sun2pm
thruSunMar 14.
Joseph&theAmazingTechnicolor Dreamcoat, AndrewLloyd
Webber’s &TimRice’s belovedrock musical; Wed, Fri, &Sat 5:45pm
doors, 6-7pmbufet, 7:15pmBootlegger pre-show, 7:45pmcurtain; Sun
3:45pmdoors, 4-5pmbufet, 5:15pmBootlegger pre-show, 5:45pm
curtain; Wed11:30amdoors, 11:45am-12:45pmplatedlunch, 1pm
Bootlegger pre-show, 1:30pmcurtain; for information, call 309-786-
7733, ext. 2, Circa‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.circa21.com, thruSat Mar 20.
SnowWhite&theSevenDwarfs, family-musical versionof the
classic tale, presentedby theYoungFootliters; $10-$15; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.youngfootliters.org/, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sat
2pmFri Mar 5andSat Mar 6.
Seussical, Theaterworks USApresentationof theTony Award-
nominatedmusical comedy; $8-$20; for tickets andinformation, call
563-652-9815, OhnwardFine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa,
IA, http://www.ohnwardfneartscenter.com, 2pmSat Mar 6.
CirqueduSoleil - Alegria, stage spectacular withthe legendary
circus performers; $42.25-$92.25; for tickets, call 319-363-1888, U.S.
Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.uscel-
lularcenter.com, Wed– Fri 7:30pm, Fri &Sat 3:30pm, Sun1 &5pmWed
Mar 10thruSunMar 14.
TheWonder BreadYears, Baby Boomer comedy by Pat Hazell, one
of the original writers of“Seinfeld”; Wed.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat 2pm, Sun. 1 &
6:30pm; $36.50-$32.50; for tickets andinformation, call 800-745-3000,
Temple for PerformingArts, 1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA, http://www.
civiccenter.org, WedMar 10thruSunMar 21.
IntheMood, he 1940s BigBandTheatrical SwingDance Revue,
celebratingthe music of the music of GlennMiller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie
Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews
Sisters, Frank Sinatra andother greats; $29-$35; for tickets andinforma-
tion, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East WashingtonSt., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7:30pmFri Mar 12.
BendintheRoad, writtenanddirectedby Michael Sokolof;
$15-$10; for tickets andinformation, call 319-338-0443, Iowa City
CommunityTheatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
iowacitycommunitytheatre.com, Fri Mar 12thruSunMar 21.
TheO’Conner Girls, comic drama about the deathof a family
patriarch, directedby SusanZelnio; $10; for informationandtickets,
call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters BarnTheatre, 4950 35thAve., Moline,
IL, http://www.playcrafters.com, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sun3pmFri Mar 12
thruSunMar 21.
AVacationtoDiefor, interactive mystery-comedy withthe It’s a
Mystery troupe; $35/dinner &show; for reservations, call 563-359-1607,
The Lodge Hotel, Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pmFri Mar 12.
Dickens inAmerica, one-manplay onCharles Dickens, writtenby
James DeVita; professional stage actor James Ridge plays the famous
author onthe last night of his secondlecture tour inthe UnitedStates;
free; register at 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 2:30pmSat Mar 13.
Let’s Rock: Decades of Rock‘n’ Roll, featuringperformances
by the Bootleggers andcast members from“Joseph&the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat,”witha special appearance by Buddy Holly &
the Crickets fromthe theatre’s 2008 production; select fooditems and
cashbar available; 6pmdoors, 7pmshow; $10-$12; for information, call
309-786-7733, extension2, Circa‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rdAve.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 7pmThuMar 18.
Troilus andCressida, the Prenzie Players’ productionof William
Shakespeare’s classic drama; $8 at the door; for information, e-mail
info@prenzieplayers.com, 1616 2ndAvenue, The District, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.prenzieplayers.com, Fri &Sat 8pm, SunMar. 21 at 2pm, Sun
Mar 28 at 8pmFri Mar 19thruSunMar 28.
ChurchBasement Ladies: ASecondHelping, sequel toLutheran-
themedmusical-comedy hit; Wed, Fri, &Sat 5:45pmdoors, 6-7pm
bufet, 7:15pmBootlegger pre-show, 7:45pmcurtain; Sun3:45pm
doors, 4-5pmbufet, 5:15pmBootlegger pre-show, 5:45pmcurtain;
Wed 11:30amdoors, 11:45am-12:45pmplatedlunch, 1pmBootlegger
pre-show, 1:30pmcurtain; for information, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2,
Circa‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
circa21.com, 7:45pmWedMar 24thruSat May22.
Sexual PerversityinChicago, DavidMamet relationshipcomedy,
directedby senior Katie McCormack; $6; for information, call 563-
333-6251, GalvinFine Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
http://web.sau.edu/galvin, Thu&Fri 7:30pm, Sat 3pmThuMar 25thru
Sat Mar 27.
ThePajamaGame, the belovedmusical comedy, directedby Kevin
Pieper; $9-$15; for tickets, call 309-732-6610, QuadCity Music Guild
- Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34thAve., Moline, IL, http://www.
qcmusicguild.com, Thu– Sat 7:30pm, Sun2pmThuMar 25thruSun
Mar 28.
AvenueQ, theTony-winning, musical-comedy“Sesame Street”for
grown-ups; a Hancher Auditorium; for tickets, call 319-335-1160, U.S.
Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.hancher.
uiowa.edu, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sat 2pmFri Mar 26andSat Mar 27.
AmericaAmerique, stories of Americanimmigrationtoldthrough
the immigrants’ eyes; part of the school’s year-longMigrationProject;
post-showpanel discussion; $12-$6; students free; for informationand
tickets, call 563-333-6251 or visit http://www.sau.edu/galvin, Galvin
Fine Arts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.jenacom-
pany.com, 7:30pmSat Mar 27.
Mary’sWedding, romantic drama by StephenMassicotte; $25-$12;
for tickets, call 319-338-7672, Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.riversidetheatre.org, Thu– Sat 7:30pm, Sun2pmThuApr
1thruSat Apr 17.
Girls Night: TheMusical, fve girlfriends gofromheartbreak to
happiness duringa wildnight of karaoke; Wed.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat 2pm,
Sun. 1 &6:30pm; $38.50-$34.50; for tickets andinformation, call 800-
745-3000, Temple for PerformingArts, 1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA,
http://www.civiccenter.org, WedApr 7thruSat Apr 17.
Jake’sWomen, Neil Simoncomedy, directedby Steve Flanigin;
inthe SCCStudent Life Center, throughDoor #5; $7; for information,
e-mail sfanigin@eicc.edu, Scott Community College, 500 Belmont Rd.,
Bettendorf, IA, Thu– Sat 7pmThuApr 8thruSat Apr 17.
TheGlass Menagerie, TennesseeWilliams’ classic stage memoir, in
the studiotheatre; $12.50-$22.50; for tickets, call 319-622-6194 or 800-
35AMANA, OldCreameryTheatre, 39 38thAve., Amana, IA, http://www.
oldcreamery.com, Sun&Thu3pm, Fri &Sat 7:30pmThuApr 8thru
SunApr 25.
Rent, JonathanLarson’s Tony- andPulitzer Prize-winningmusical,
directedbyWayne Hess; $18-$20; for information, call 563-449-6371,
HarrisonHilltopTheatre, 1601 HarrisonSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
harrisonhilltop.com, Thu– Sat 8pm, Sun2pmThuApr 8thruSat
May1.
Besieged! Herbert &LouHoover inChina’s Boxer Rebellion,
worldpremiere by Pamela J. Edwards; $5-$8; for information, call
319-398-7662, Ballantyne Auditorium, Iowa Hall, KirkwoodCommunity
College, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.kirkwood.edu, Fri &Sat 7:30pm,
Sun2:30pmFri Apr 9thruSunApr 11.
Proof, Pulitzer Prize- andTony-winningdrama about a tortured
mathematicianandhis daughter; $25-$15; for tickets, call 319-366-
8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 103 3rdSt SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.
theatrecr.org, Thu– Sat 7:30pm, Sun2:30pmFri Apr 9thruSat Apr 17.
Miss NelsonHas aFieldDay, family musical adaptationof the
belovedbook; scheduledmorningandafternoonshow-only perfor-
mances; for tickets, call 309-786-7733, extension2, Circa‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, Tue
Apr 13thruSat May8.
Farmscape, reader’s theatre productionof play writtenand
directedby Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf FamilyYMCA, 3800Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmWedApr 14.
Wilson’s Duo, one-act plays“Home Free”and“This Is the Rill Speak-
ing,”by Pulitzer Prize-winner LanfordWilson; inBuildingI, Room306;
$4-$6; for information, call 309-796-5419 or e-mail haugheyd@bhc.edu,
Black Hawk College - QuadCity Campus, 6600 34thAve., Moline, IL, Thu
– Sat 7pm, Sun2pmThuApr 15thruSat Apr 17.
Marvin’s Room, comedy/drama by Scott McPherson, directed
by Jennifer Kingry; $8; for tickets, call 309-944-2244, BarnTheatre in
RichmondHill Park, Geneseo, IL, http://www.rhplayers.com, Thu– Sat
7:30pm, Sun4pmThuApr 15thruSunApr 25.
Oedipus Rex, Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy; $11-$7; for informa-
tion, call 563-333-6251, GalvinArts Center, 518W. Locust St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu/galvin, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pmFri Apr 16
thruSunApr 18.
TheMadwomanof Chaillot, JeanGiraudoux’s tragicomic classic;
for tickets, call 319-335-1160, E. C. MabieTheatre, UI Theatre Bldg., Iowa
City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~theatre/, Fri Apr 16thruSat Apr 24.
TheCrucible, a performance of Arthur Miller’s Salemwitchtrials
classic, the 4thannual installment of the“Lights! Camera! Learn!”
programfor students; for information, call 309-342-2299, Orpheum, 57
S. KelloggSt., Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.org, Sat 7:30pm,
Sun2pmSat Apr 24andSunApr 25.
Goldilocks &theThreeBears, aTheatre for YoungAudiences
presentation; $7.50; for tickets, call 319-622-6194 or 800-35AMANA, Old
CreameryTheatre, 39 38thAve., Amana, IA, http://www.oldcreamery.
com, Sat Apr 24thruSat May8.
EverybodyLoves Opal, con-artist comedy by JohnPatrick; $17.50-
$26.50; for tickets, call 319-622-6194 or 800-35AMANA, OldCreamery
Theatre, 39 38thAve., Amana, IA, http://www.oldcreamery.com, Wed,
Thu&Sun3pm, Fri &Sat 7:30pmThuApr 29thruSunMay23.
CarlisleFloyd’s Susannah, Floyds musical drama is a timeless
explorationof intolerance, jealousy, andhumanfallibility basedon
the Apocryphal biblical tale of Susanna andthe Elders; the modern
RCR 3.10.indd 1 2/23/2010 2:53:39 PM
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
18
Americanfolk opera uses bluegrass fddle tunes as musical inspiration
totell a tale of lust, bigotry, seduction, betrayal andrevenge; $10-$20;
for tickets, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East WashingtonSt.,
Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, Fri &Sat 8pm, Sun2pmFri Apr
30thruSunMay2.
TheWizardof Oz, productionby the PerformingArts Academy;
for information, call 309-342-2299; OrpheumTheatre, 57 S. KelloggSt.,
Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.org, Fri &Sat 7pm, Sun2pmFri
Apr 30thruSunMay2.
TheSeagull, newadaptationof AntonChekhov’s classic drama;
$10-$12; for tickets, call 309-794-7306, Potter Hall-Augustana College,
3701 7thSt., Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/tickets, Fri &Sat
7:30pm, Sun1:30pmFri Apr 30thruSunMay9.
ChapterTwo, Neil Simon’s romantic comedy, directedby BrianTan-
ner; $15-$10; for tickets andinformation, call 319-338-0443, Iowa City
CommunityTheatre, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Rd, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
iowacitycommunitytheatre.com, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sun2pm, Fri Apr 30
thruSunMay9.
TheAdventureof AesopandHis Fables, Davenport Junior
Theatre presents a magical musical adventure; $5; for information,
call 563-326-7862, Nighswander Junior Theatre, 2822 EasternAvenue,
Davenport, IA, http://www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat &Sun
2pm, Sat 7pmSat May1thruSunMay9.
ChurchBasement Ladies, the wildly popular Minnesota-Lutheran
musical comedy; $13-$25; for tickets andinformation, call 563-652-
9815, OhnwardFine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
http://www.ohnwardfneartscenter.com, 2pmSunMay2.
IntheShadowof theRaven, one-manEdgar AllanPoe show,
starringDufy Hudson; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
7pmWedMay5.
AnyNumber CanDie, murder andcomedy onanislandmansion;
$10; for informationandtickets, call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn
Theatre, 4950 35thAve., Moline, IL, http://www.playcrafters.com, Fri &
Sat 7:30pm, Sun3pmFri May7thruSunMay16.
AvenueQ, Tony-winning“Sesame Street”-for-grown-ups musical-
comedy; $208-107; for tickets, call 309-673-3200, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SWJefersonAve, Peoria, IL, http://www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
7:30pmTueMay11andWedMay12.
Hyronomous A. Frog: TheFrogPrince, family-friendly fairytale
comedy by EdithWeiss; at 9:45 &11:15am, and1pm; $4; for information
andtickets, call 815-244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, P.O. Box 29, Mt.
Carroll, IL, http://www.timberlakeplayhouse.org, TueMay11thruFri
May14.
CyranodeBergerac, the Prenzie Players’ productionof Edmond
Rostand’s classic drama; $8 at the door; for information, e-mail info@
prenzieplayers.com,, 1616 2ndAvenue, The District, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.prenzieplayers.com, Fri &Sat 8pm, Sun. May 16 2pm, Sun
May 23 8pmFri May14thruSunMay23.
Still LifewithIris, family adventure, andthe frst play for young
audiences toreceive the Kennedy Center’s NewAmericanPlays Award;
$25-$15; for tickets, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 103 3rd
St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.theatrecr.org, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sun
2:30pmFri May14thruSunMay23.
BeYour OwnBard: QuadCityPlaywrights Festival 2010, staged
readings of the winners of this year’s festival, performedanddirected
by Augustana theatre students; for information, call 309-794-7320,
BergendofHall-Augustana College, 3701 7thAve., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.augustana.edu/academics/theatre/department/index.php,
7:30pmSat May15.
SouthPacifc, Rodges’ &Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize- andTony-
winningmusical; for informationtickets, call 515-246-2300, Civic Center
of Greater Des Moines, 221Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
civiccenter.org, TueMay18thruSunMay23.
Disney’s Beauty&theBeast, Tony winningfamily musical based
onthe animatedsmash; tickets startingat $33.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.
adlertheatre.com, 7:30pmWedMay19andThuMay20.
BusTripto“TheLionKing”, triptothe Broadway tour of the
Tony-winningsmash, inMadison, Wisconsin; $120 includes the bus trip
andtickets tothe performance, locatedinthe secondandthirdrowof
the mezzanine; toreserve, call 815-244-2035 or e-mail tlpprdirector@
hotmail.com, Timber Lake Playhouse, P.O. Box 29, Mt. Carroll, IL, http://
www.timberlakeplayhouse.org, 1pmSunMay23.
Whodunit... theMusical, mystery-musical-comedy set in1931
Connecticut; Wed, Fri &Sat 5:45pmdoors, 6-7pmbufet, 7:15pm
Bootlegger pre-show, 7:45pmcurtain; Sun3:45pmdoors, 4-5pmbufet,
5:15pmBootlegger pre-show, 5:45pmcurtain; Wed11:30amdoors,
11:45am-12:45pmplatedlunch, 1pmBootlegger pre-show, 1:30pm
curtain; for information, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2, Circa‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, Wed
May26thruSat Jul 10.
Mr. Marmalade, a NewGroundTheatre presentationof Noah
Haidle’s black comedy about a 4-year-oldandher imaginary friend;
for mature audiences; $15-$12; for tickets andinformation, call 563-
326-7529, VillageTheatre, 2113 E 11thSt, Village of East Davenport, IA,
http://www.newgroundtheatre.org, Thu&Sun2pm, Fri &Sat 7:30pm
ThuMay27thruSunJun6.
FunnyValentines, comedy by D.R. Andersen, directedby Jalayne
Riewerts; $8; for tickets, call 309-944-2244, BarnTheatre inRichmond
Hill Park, Geneseo, IL, http://www.rhplayers.com, Thu– Sat 7:30pm, Sun
4pmThuJun3thruSunJun13.
Chicago, theTony-winningmusical-comedy smash; $20-$11;
for tickets, call 815-244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, P.O. Box 29, Mt.
Carroll, IL, http://www.timberlakeplayhouse.org, Tue &Thu7:30pm, Fri
&Sat 8pm, Sun6:30pmThuJun3thruSunJun13.
Rent, JonathanLarson’s Tony-winningrock musical; $18; for tickets
andinformation, call 563-242-6760, ClintonArea Showboat Theatre,
Clinton, IA, http://www.clintonshowboat.org, Thu– Sat 7:30pm, Sun&
Wed3pmThuJun3thruSunJun13.
Rumors, farcical comedy by Neil Simon; $17.50-$26.50; for tickets,
call 319-622-6194 or 800-35AMANA, OldCreameryTheatre, 39 38th
Ave., Amana, IA, http://www.oldcreamery.com, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sun&
Wed3pmThuJun3thruSat Jul 3.
Auditions, Classes, Workshops,
& Calls for Entry
BeYour OwnBard: QuadCityPlaywrights Festival 2010, seeking
original 10-minute scripts by Quad-City area playwrights for staged
readings onMay 15; playwrights may submit one original script of any
genre by a single author; noadaptations will be considered; musicals
andplays withcopyrightedmusic or lyrics will not be considered;
include a cover sheet withplaywrights name, address andphone
number; highschool andcollege students shouldidentify their schools;
scripts will not be returned; mail or deliver fve typedcopies to: Nicole
Payney, Theatre Arts Department, Augustana College, 639-38thStreet,
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296; for information, call 309-794-7320, Augus-
tana College, Rock Island, IL, http://www.augustana.edu/academics/
theatre/department/index.php, thruMonMar 15.
Circa‘21HiringPerformingWait Staf, full-time positions openfor
the theatre’s performingwait staf, the Bootleggers; seekingintelligent,
attractive, outgoingperformers whosingandmove well; waiting
experience helpful but not necessary; must be available for evening
performances Wednesdays thruSundays, Wednesday matinees, andoc-
casional rehearsals andspecial concert events; must be 21 years of age;
for informationandtoschedule anaudition, e-mail producer Denny
Hitchcock at dpjh@circa21.com, Circa‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, thruFri Dec 31.
CurtainboxTheatreCompanyPrivateCoaching, one-on-one
coachingavailable fromKimberly Furness andcompany members, for
ages 5 thruadult; ask about rates, availability, andinstructors; for infor-
mationandtoregister, call 563-322-8504 or e-mail Kim@thecurtainbox.
com, CurtainboxTheatre, 2850 EasternAve., Suite #200, Davenport, IA,
http://thecurtainbox.com, thruFri Dec 31.
Current Dramatic Literature, Fridays thruApr. 23; withinstructor
Dr. Corinne Johnson; reada newplay every week, andtake part inan
in-depthdiscussionof dramatic plot line, characters, andhowdiferent
playwrights explore the humancondition; focuses onplaywrights of
the last 10-15 years; for informationandtoregister, call 563-322-8504 or
e-mail Kim@thecurtainbox.com, CurtainboxTheatre, 2850 EasternAve.,
Suite #200, Davenport, IA, http://thecurtainbox.com, 5:30pmFri Mar 5.
BringingPersonal Stories toLife, playwritingperformers Jennifer
Fawcett andChristopher Lewis leada workshopdesignedtoshape
personal stories intodramatic material; $30-$40; toregister, call 319-
338-7672 or e-mail boxofce@riversidetheatre.org, RiversideTheatre,
213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa , IA, http://www.riversidetheatre.org, 1pmSat
Mar 13.
AnyNumber CanDie, auditions for FredCarmichael’s comedy run-
ningMay 7-16, directedby Bill Marsoun; for information, call 309-762-
0330, Playcrafters BarnTheatre, 4950 35thAve., Moline, IL, http://www.
playcrafters.com, 7pmSunMar 14thruTueMar 16.
ThursdayTheatreTalk, the dishonupcomingproductions and
the issues they tackle, withprofessor MiriamGilbert andinvitedguests;
free; for information, call 319-338-7672, RiversideTheatre, 213 N. Gilbert
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.riversidetheatre.org, ThuMar 25.
RichmondHill BarnTheatre2010Season, auditions for the
romantic comedy FunnyValentines, directedby Jalayne Riewerts
(runningJune 3 - 13); the comedy ATurnfor the Nurse, directedby Joe
(runningJuly 8 - 18); the comedy Christmas Belles, directedby John
VanDeWoestyne (runningAugust 5 - 15); andthe romantic dramaThe
Shape of Things, directedby Chris White (runningOctober 7 - 17); be
preparedtoreadfromthe scripts; noexperience required; beginners
welcomed; for information, call (309)944-2244 or e-mail info@rhplayers.
com, First Congregational Church- Geneseo, 109W. Pearl St., Geseneo,
IL, http://www.rhplayers.com, Sun2pm, Mon7pmSunApr 11and
MonApr 12.
Fences, auditions for August Wilson’s family drama runningJuly
9-18, directedby FredHarris Jr.; for , call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn
Theatre, 4950 35thAve., Moline, IL,http://www.playcrafters.com, 7pm
SunMay9thruTueMay11.
Performances
Dancers inCompany, a mix of ballet, modernandhip-hopdance;
a performance inthe Arts Share/Community Foundationof Johnson
County Concert Series; free, Space/ PlaceTheatre, NorthHall, UI
Campus, Iowa City, IA, http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2010/february/
021510artsshare.html, 3pmSunMar 7.
TheUglyDucklingandOther Dances, presentationby
Ballet QuadCities; $12 adults, $10 seniors, kids free withpaidadult
(sponsoredby U.S. Bank); for information, call 309-786-3779, Muscatine
Center for the PerformingArts, Central Middle School Auditorium-901
Cedar Street, Muscatine, IA, http://www.balletquadcities.com, 7pm
WedMar 10.
Dancingfor Diversity, aneveningof contemporary dance by
choreographer/director LynnBowman, ina beneft for QuadCitians
AfrmingDiversity; eight dancers performa variety of solos andduets
showcasingoriginal contemporary dance choreography by profes-
sional artists fromIowa, Minnesota, Illinois andAlabama; $15 donation
requested; light refreshments servedduringintermissionwithpianist
BradMoran; for information, call 309-786-2580, UnitarianChurchof
Davenport, 3707 EasternAve, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcafrmingdi-
versity.org, 7:30pmSat Mar 13.
LunaNegraDanceTheater, works by Latinochoreographers,
featuring“There is aTime,”choreographedby the legendary Jos Limn; a
Hancher Auditoriumpresentation; for tickets, call 319-335-1160, Englert
Theatre, 221 East WashingtonSt., Iowa City, IA, http://www.hancher.
uiowa.edu, 7:30pmFri Apr 16.
Carmen, Ballet QuadCities productionof Bizet’s balletic master-
piece; for informationandtickets, call 309-786-3779, Capitol Theatre,
330W. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.balletquadcities.com, Sat
7:30pm, Sun2pmSat Apr 17andSunApr 18.
Classes & Ongoing Events
LearntoDancetheArthur MurrayWay, teachingdance tothe
worldfor 97 years; frst lessonfree; mentionthis notifcationandsave
upto25%; for information, call 563-326-4321, Arthur Murray Dance
Studios, 221 1/2 Brady St, Davenport, IA, http://www.arthurmurray.com,
thruFri Dec 31.
Ballroom&LatinDancing, opentoall ages, andtakingplace on
a big, beautiful dance foor; withanR.T. Productions DJ playingmusic;
$10/person; for information, call Rick at 309-786-4800, A. Rhythmic
Time, 5447 3rdAve. Unit B, Moline, IL, http://www.arhythmictime.com,
Sundays at 3pmSunMar 7thruSunMar 28.
Adult TapandJazz Dance, beginners classes for those over 16,
withprofessional dancer Stacy Poole; $40/month; for information,
call 309-788-5433, The Center for Living, 2008 4thAve, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.center4living.com, Mondays at 7pmMonMar 8thruMon
May31.
LatinBallroomParty, onthe 2ndand4thWednesdays of the
month; incorporatingalmost all dances inthe Spanish/Latinlanguages;
actual dancing, nolessons; $6; for information, call Billy at 309-753-
1961, Moline Club, 513 1/2 16thSt., Moline, IL, http://www.meetup.
com/soda/, 7pmWedMar 10thruWedDec 22.
BarnDance, square dances, contras, circles, waltzes, andmore;
singles, couples, families, beginners, andveterans welcome; all dances
taught andcalled; $5/person; for information, call 643-7600 or e-mail
treadway@netins.net, ScattergoodFriends School, 1951 Delta Ave, West
Branch, IA, 8pmFri Mar 12.
BallroomDancing, incorporatingwaltzes, foxtrots, nightclubtwo-
steps, rumbas, boleros, andmore, mixedwithcha-chas, hustles, West &
East Coast swing, Americantangos, sambas, salsas, andothers; actual
dancing, nolessons; $6; for information, call Billy at 309-753-1961, Mo-
line Club, 513 1/2 16thSt., Moline, IL, http://www.meetup.com/soda/,
7pmWedMar 17.
BallroomDancing, incorporatingwaltzes, foxtrots, nightclub
two-steps, rumbas, boleros, andmore, mixedwithcha-chas, hustles,
West &East Coast swing, Americantangos, sambas, salsas, andothers;
actual dancing, nolessons; $6; for information, call Billy at 309-753-
1961, Moline Club, 513 1/2 16thSt., Moline, IL, http://www.meetup.
com/soda/, 7pmWedApr 7.
Social Dancing&Listening, withthe Freddie Steenbock Duo,
anda free dance lessonby Larry &Dianne Breitbach; $5 donationper
person; for information, call 386-7477; CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 1pmWedApr 7.
BarnDance, square dances, contras, circles, waltzes, andmore;
singles, couples, families, beginners, andveterans welcome; all dances
taught andcalled; $5/person; for information, call 643-7600 or e-mail
treadway@netins.net, ScattergoodFriends School, 1951 Delta Ave, West
Branch, IA, 8pmFri Apr 9.
SpringFlingPolkaFest, featuringBarefoot Becky &the Ivanhoe
Dutchmen, the Malek FishemanBand, the Squeezebox Band, andthe
JimBusta Band; for information, call 563-285-5989; Walcott Coliseum,
116 E. Bryant St, Walcott, noon– 8pmSat Apr 10andSunApr 11.
Social Dancing&Listening, withJohn&Kay Retzl; $5 donationper
person; for information, call 386-7477; CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 1pmWedApr 14.
Social Dancing&Listening, withthe Freddie Steenbock Duo; $5
donationper person; for information, call 386-7477; CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 1pmWedApr 21.
SundayAfternoonSocial Dancew/ theKenPaulsenQuartet
(3pm), $10; membershipis not required; nosmoking, plenty of free
parking, handicapaccessible; for information, call 563-359-7177, Viking
Clubof Moline, 1450 41st Street, Moline, IL, 3pmSunApr 25.
Social Dancing&Listening, withJohn&Kay Retzl; $5 donationper
person; for information, call 386-7477; CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 1pmWedApr 28.
PolkaClubof IowaInc. Annual State&DanceMeeting, celebrat-
ingthe club’s 35thanniversary; 11ammeeting, 1-5pmdance with
music by the Barry Boyce Band; for information, call 386-7477; Walcott
Coliseum, 116 E. Bryant St, Walcott, noon– 8pmSunMay2.
BallroomDancing, incorporatingwaltzes, foxtrots, nightclub
two-steps, rumbas, boleros, andmore, mixedwithcha-chas, hustles,
West &East Coast swing, Americantangos, sambas, salsas, andothers;
actual dancing, nolessons; $6; for information, call Billy at 309-753-
1961, Moline Club, 513 1/2 16thSt., Moline, IL, http://www.meetup.
com/soda/, 7pmWedMay5.
Social Dancing&Listening, withthe Freddie Steenbock Duo; $5
donationper person; for information, call 386-7477; CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 1pmWedMay5.
Social Dancing&Listening, withJohn&Kay Retzl; $5 donationper
person; for information, call 386-7477; CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 1pmWedMay12.
BarnDance, square dances, contras, circles, waltzes, andmore;
singles, couples, families, beginners, veterans welcome; all dances
taught andcalled; $5/person; for information, call 643-7600 or e-mail
treadway@netins.net, ScattergoodFriends School, 1951 Delta Ave, West
Branch, IA, 8pmFri May14.
BallroomDancing, incorporatingwaltzes, foxtrots, nightclub
two-steps, rumbas, boleros, andmore, withcha-chas, hustles, West &
East Coast swing, Americantangos, sambas, salsas, andothers; actual
dancing, nolessons; $6; for information, call Billy at 309-753-1961, Mo-
line Club, 513 1/2 16thSt., Moline, IL, http://www.meetup.com/soda/,
7pmWedMay19.
Social Dancing&Listening, withthe Freddie Steenbock Due; $5
donationper person; for information, call 386-7477; CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 1pmWedMay19.
Social Dancing&Listening, withJohn&Kay Retzl; $5 donationper
person; for information, call 386-7477; CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035W. Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 1pmWedMay26.
BallroomDancing, incorporatingwaltzes, foxtrots, nightclub
two-steps, rumbas, boleros, andmore, mixedwithcha-chas, hustles,
West &East Coast swing, Americantangos, sambas, salsas, andothers;
actual dancing, nolessons; $6; for information, call Billy at 309-753-
1961, Moline Club, 513 1/2 16thSt., Moline, IL, http://www.meetup.
com/soda/, 7pmWedJun2.
Girl Scouts andTheWomen’s ConnectionAcceptingNomina-
tions for 2010“YoungWomenof Achievement”Awards, seeking
nominations for awardthat recognizes youngwomenbetweenthe
ages of 17-23 inthe QuadCities community whohave exhibited
Continued On Page 23
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
19
COP OUT
I bow to no one in my adoration for Chasing
Amy, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks, and
Clerks II. Still, I think it’s safe to say that even
those of us who frequently love the movies of New
Jersey auteur Kevin Smith have always kind of
wished he’d fnd a diferent director for them. His
profanely hilarious, emotionally direct scripts can
be exhilarating, but can you imagine how much
better they might’ve played under the guidance
of someone who actually knew where and how to
position a camera?
It feels like a
perversion of justice,
then, for Smith – in his
ninth feature – to fnally
step away from writing/
directing duties with his
action comedy Cop Out
(written by Robb and
Mark Cullen), because
it just makes evident what was always suspected:
Kevin Smith cannot direct. To be fair, Scorsese
himself probably couldn’t make anything out of a
screenplay this asinine – a senseless, unfunny, and
staggeringly inept compendium of buddy-fick
touchstones that gets more and more awful the
longer it drags on. (And at 110 minutes, that’s a
lo-o-o-ong time.) Yet given Cop Out’s amateurish
staging, plodding pacing, obvious music cues,
and insistence on closeups that are way too close,
Smith actually manages to make the flm far
worse than it otherwise might’ve been. Even the
normally radiant Rashida Jones, here, emerges as
a fgure to cower from. Tat’s gotta be some kind
of frst.
While the opening scene is profoundly
annoying, it at least suggests the better, more
clever outing that Cop Out could’ve been.
Trough achingly clunky exposition, we’re
introduced to NYPD detectives Jimmy (Bruce
Willis, with an expression of “Has it really come
to this?”) and Paul (Tracy Morgan), nine-year
partners preparing to extract information from a
Hispanic drug dealer. Paul begs Jimmy to let him
handle the interrogation. Jimmy initially refuses,
as Paul has a habit of screwing these things up,
but eventually relents. Paul attacks the suspect
with a diatribe of famous cop-movie quotes
from Heat, Training Day, and In the Heat of the
Night ... quickly followed by less-appropriate
lines from Te Color Purple, Schindler’s List, and
Dirty Dancing. (And Die Hard. Har har.) With
the compositions a mess and Morgan’s comic
apoplexy proving less grating within the small-
screen confnes of 30 Rock, this title-dropping
sequence is utterly irritating, but not entirely
devoid of promise for Cop Out as a whole. Maybe,
you think, the movie will recognize that its
characters are trapped in the sort of entertainingly
junky cartoon that had its heyday back when
Bruce Willis had hair. Maybe the inevitable
shootouts and car chases and scenes of the
detectives getting chewed out by their superior will
be treated satirically.
Tey’re not. With the utmost, and badly
misguided, sincerity, the flm delivers every
hackneyed, lame-ass genre cliché you could
possibly think of – there’s even the bit where the
vicious drug lord initiates a murder in a church
by kneeling and saying, “Bless me, Father, for I
am about to sin” – plus a few you’d likely forgotten
about. (In the case of
Cop Out’s sassy, crotch-
kicking 11-year-old,
certainly clichés you’ll
wish you’d forgotten
about.) Amazingly,
though, Smith’s movie
hits higher peaks of
obnoxiousness when
aiming solely for
comedy; the extended cameo by Seann William
Scott, portraying a motor-mouthed, maturity-
stunted ninja, is breathtakingly ill-conceived.
Even more amazingly, the flm is at its most
embarrassing when aiming solely for sentiment.
(While telling his child’s stepfather that he deals
with murderers and rapists every day, Jimmy
hisses, “But you know who’s the worst? People who
try to humiliate fathers in front of their daughters.”
And you think: Really? Worse than rapists?)
Te movie is a hideous blunder, and one
hopefully to be soon forgotten by its director’s
fans. I will admit, however, that there was one
moment here that made me smile, when Curb Your
Enthusiasm’s gloriously foul-mouthed Susie Essman
showed up as a pissed-of mother, and restrained
herself from barking profanities because her young
son was present. In Essman’s honor, let me just say
that Cop Out was such an ef-ing piece of ess that I
wanted to ef-ing blow my G.D. head of.
THE CRAZIES
Considering that Te Crazies – a remake of
George A. Romero’s 1973 horror flm – fnds the
community of Ogden Marsh, Iowa, turning into
slathering killers afer digesting infected drinking
water, I wish the movie was more fun than it is;
director Breck Eisner’s fright-fick rhythms are all
too predictable, and while the viscera are kept to
a relative minimum, there are too few memorable
images on display. Still, the movie provides
occasionally satisfying jolts and well-edited scenes
in a funeral parlor and car wash, and Timothy
Olyphant makes for a terrifcally engaging and
empathetic lead. Refusing to be corralled out of
town while pregnant wife Radha Mitchell remains
detained, Te Crazies’ star turns to a far less
stalwart friend and says, “Don’t ask me why I can’t
leave without my wife, and I won’t ask you why
you can.” Now that’s a hero.
LISTEN TO MIKE EVERY FRIDAY AT 9AM ON ROCK 104-9 FM WITH DAVE & DARREN
NYPD Boo-o-o-o-o!
Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott,
and Bruce Willis in Cop Out
Movi e Revi ews
by Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com by Mike Schulz • mike@rcreader.com
Movi e Revi ews

R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
20
Music
Deanna Swoboda
Deere-Wiman Carriage House and
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Friday, March 5, 3 p.m., and
Saturday, March 13, 7 p.m.
R
ecruited to educate and
entertain area students and
music lovers, the latest Quad City
Arts Visiting Artist is Deanna
Swoboda, and I know what you’re
probably thinking as you gaze at
that photo: Man, that is one bi-i-ig
trumpet.
Let the education begin!
For starters, that isn’t a trumpet;
it’s a tuba. And if you think that
a tuba might be the absolute last
instrument you’d want to hear in a
solo concert, chances are excellent
that Swoboda’s local presentations
will change your mind.
With degrees in tuba
performance from the University
of Idaho and Northwestern
University, this musician, clinician,
and recording artist has taught at
such esteemed institutions as the
University of Denver, the National
Conservatory of Madrid, and
Germany’s Deutschen Tubaforum-
Hammelberg, and has performed
with such national ensembles as
the Denver Brass, Dallas Brass,
and Cedar Rapids Symphony.
Yet Swoboda’s exuberance
and skill have also resulted in
appearances on National Public
Radio and CBS’ Early Morning
Show, plus numerous cross-
country tours as a solo artist,
where she frequently performs
selections from her popular
1999 children’s CD, Deanna’s
Wonderland. During her area
stay, Swoboda will play public
concerts at Moline’s Deere-Wiman
Carriage House on March 5 and
Bettendorf’s Redeemer Lutheran
Church on March 13, allowing
audiences to see and hear why
noted clinician Tim Lautzenheiser
– who lauds her “boundless energy
that is second only to her musical
expertise” – paid the artist this
compliment: “Professional golf
has Tiger Woods; music education
has Deanna Swoboda.”
At least I think that’s a
compliment ... .
For more information on
Swoboda’s area appearances,
call (309)793-1213 or visit
QuadCityArts.com.
Comedy
Iliza Shlesinger
Rogalski Center Ballroom – St.
Ambrose University
Friday, March 5, 9:30 p.m.

O
n March 5, the grand-
prize winner from the
2008 season of Last Comic
Standing – Texas native Iliza
Shlesinger – will bring her
comedy tour to St. Ambrose
University’s Rogalski Center
Ballroom. And it makes perfect
sense that she’ll be stopping
by Davenport’s university, as
Shlesinger can no doubt give
the students some helpful
career advice based on her own
previous jobs, as listed on the
comedienne’s MySpace page.
Some random samples, with
Shlesinger’s commentary:
Dallas Galleria Mall:
“Assisted in helping weird
European tourists try on
Speedos. Quit out of boredom
and my dislike for wearing
athletic shorts in the winter.”
Steve Madden Shoes:
“Duties included selling shoes
named things like ‘Candy,’
‘Flirty,’ and ‘Tancy’ to girls
named things like ‘Candy,’
‘Flirty,’ and ‘Tancy.’”
J’s Breakfast & Burgers:
“Duties included being a
waitress in one of the only
diners where the wait staff
could smoke while taking
orders, giving lonely old men
their coffee, and being called
the smartest person ever by the
other waitresses because I was
in college.”
P.A. on the set of a Lisa
Marie Presley music video:
“Duties included watching Lisa
Marie Presley make a jackass
out of herself while Quentin
Tarantino made a cameo and an
even bigger ass out of himself.”
And the Grenana Movie
Theater & Grill: “Ticket-seller,
not ticket-taker. Would spend
countless hours staring out the
ticket window thinking, ‘This
is the part of my autobiography
where I’m failing.’”
To witness the part of her
autobiography where she’s not,
secure tickets for Shlesinger’s
stand-up performance by
calling (563)333-6395, or
visiting http://Web.SAU.edu/
cab.
Music
One Night with Queen
Adler Theatre
Saturday, March 13, 8 p.m.
“M
ike, I’d like you
to do a What’s
Happenin’ on the multimedia
concert event One Night
with Queen, coming to the
Adler Theatre on March.
13. It’s a touring tribute
to the music and theatrics
of the legendary pop/rock
performers, featuring Freddie
Mercury sound-alike Gary
Mullen on lead vocals, and it
continually sells out venues
both in America and abroad.
The thing is, though, space is
tight, and we only have room
for about 200 words. Think
you can handle that?”
“Aw, Jeff, you’re my best
friend! This’ll be heaven for
Theatre
The O’Conner Girls
Playcrafters Barn Theatre
Friday, March 12
through Sunday, March 21
I
n truth, before it appeared on
the schedule for the Playcrafters
Barn Theatre’s 2010 season, I hadn’t
previously heard of the 2004 play The
O’Conner Girls. Yet
after checking out
its synopsis through
Dramatists Play
Service, it sounded
like something that
might be right up
my alley, since the show apparently
involves “Catholicism, World War
II, old movies, old love, new love,
oversleeping, over-drinking, large
purple hats, and weenie hot dishes,” and
I’m well acquainted with all but two of
those things.
I’ll leave it to you to guess which
two.
Author Katie Forgette’s dramatic
comedy, which runs March 12
through 21, concerns four relatives
who reunite after the passing of their
family patriarch, and who come to
discover previously untold truths about
the man – and one another – while
sifting through his personal effects. Yet
according to critics, this potentially
downbeat situation is actually brimming
with humor and uplift; Seattle Weekly
described Forgette’s play as “positively
radiant with small-town sweetness,”
and the Seattle Times called it “a warm-
hearted outing by a writer who clearly
feels affection for this clan.”
The O’Conner Girls’ local audiences,
meanwhile, will likely feel similar
affection, as Playcrafters’ production
features the return of such stage
favorites as Lisa Kahn, Pamela Crouch,
Jan Golz, and Don Faust. There’s no
word, however, on which of them
gets to wear a large purple hat, and
if director Susan Zelnio is having
any trouble securing that costume
piece, I’ve got a couple options at my
apartment that might ... .
Okay. So your guessing has just been
made a little bit easier.
Playcrafters presents The O’Conner
Girls on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30
p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., and more
information and tickets are available
by calling (309)762-0330 or visiting
Playcrafters.com.
everyone! Even though I’m
under pressure, I’ll play the
game with one vision and
a kind of magic, and create
a bohemian rhapsody in a
fash! We are the champions,
after all! And although I’m
going slightly mad with the
innuendo and back chat, I
want it all, and this crazy
little thing called love will
save me. While another one
bites the dust, the show must
go on! But it’s a hard life
when you don’t spread your
wings, and I want to break
free, Jeff! Don’t stop me
now! With only 200 words,
where do I start?!”
“Oh, I think you’re done.”
Tickets to One Night
with Queen’s 8 p.m.
performance are $26.50, and
can be reserved by calling
(800)745-3000 or visiting
AdlerTheatre.com.
What’s Happenin’
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
21
Comedy
Iliza Shlesinger
Rogalski Center Ballroom – St.
Ambrose University
Friday, March 5, 9:30 p.m.

O
n March 5, the grand-
prize winner from the
2008 season of Last Comic
Standing – Texas native Iliza
Shlesinger – will bring her
comedy tour to St. Ambrose
University’s Rogalski Center
Ballroom. And it makes perfect
sense that she’ll be stopping
by Davenport’s university, as
Shlesinger can no doubt give
the students some helpful
career advice based on her own
previous jobs, as listed on the
comedienne’s MySpace page.
Some random samples, with
Shlesinger’s commentary:
Dallas Galleria Mall:
“Assisted in helping weird
European tourists try on
Speedos. Quit out of boredom
and my dislike for wearing
athletic shorts in the winter.”
Steve Madden Shoes:
“Duties included selling shoes
named things like ‘Candy,’
‘Flirty,’ and ‘Tancy’ to girls
named things like ‘Candy,’
‘Flirty,’ and ‘Tancy.’”
J’s Breakfast & Burgers:
“Duties included being a
waitress in one of the only
diners where the wait staff
could smoke while taking
orders, giving lonely old men
their coffee, and being called
the smartest person ever by the
other waitresses because I was
in college.”
P.A. on the set of a Lisa
Marie Presley music video:
“Duties included watching Lisa
Marie Presley make a jackass
out of herself while Quentin
Tarantino made a cameo and an
even bigger ass out of himself.”
And the Grenana Movie
Theater & Grill: “Ticket-seller,
not ticket-taker. Would spend
countless hours staring out the
ticket window thinking, ‘This
is the part of my autobiography
where I’m failing.’”
To witness the part of her
autobiography where she’s not,
secure tickets for Shlesinger’s
stand-up performance by
calling (563)333-6395, or
visiting http://Web.SAU.edu/
cab.
Music
moe.
The Capitol Theatre
Sunday, March 7, 7 p.m.
C
omposed of guitarists
Al Schnier and Chuck
Garvey, bassist Rob Derhak,
percussionist Jim Loughlin,
and drummer Vinnie Amico,
the rock musicians of moe. will
perform at Davenport’s Capitol
Theatre on Sunday, March 7. It’s
perfectly understandable if your
envy is causing you to dislike
them.
The group, after all, has
been a sensationally popular
staple in the American music
scene for the better part of two
decades, with 17 albums to its
credit – including the critically-
acclaimed The Conch in 2007
and Sticks & Stones in 2008
– and Rolling Stone recently
describing moe. as “a legendary
jam band.”
During their many years of
touring, moe.’s musicians have
headlined festivals around the
globe – among them 1999’s
Woodstock event in Rome, New
York, and 2007’s Lollapalooza
in Chicago – and have shared
stages with such musical
icons as the Who, the Allman
Brothers, and Robert Plant.
The band’s annual music
festival held at New York’s
Snow Ridge Ski Area – known
as moe.down – most recently
brought in 12,000 attendees, and
in the winters of both 2006 and
2007, moe. headlined the New
Year’s Eve party at none other
than Radio City Music Hall.
Yet before your ire increases
any further, you should know
that the group also makes it
a priority to lend their fame
to help those in need. In a
fundraising concert held in 2005,
moe. helped earn $155,000 for
Sri Lankan tsunami relief. In
a 2006 beneft, the musicians
helped raise $200,000 for New
York’s Kelberman Center,
a community resource for
individuals with autism. This
past January, they began their
2010 tour with a fundraising
concert for WHY (World Hunger
Year), which ... .
Wait a minute. So they’re
humanitarians, too?
Yeah, okay. Go ahead and hate
’em.
moe. plays the Capitol Theatre
with opening act Cornmeal,
and tickets can be reserved
by calling (563)326-8820 or
visiting TheCapDavenport.com.
Theatre
The O’Conner Girls
Playcrafters Barn Theatre
Friday, March 12
through Sunday, March 21
I
n truth, before it appeared on
the schedule for the Playcrafters
Barn Theatre’s 2010 season, I hadn’t
previously heard of the 2004 play The
O’Conner Girls. Yet
after checking out
its synopsis through
Dramatists Play
Service, it sounded
like something that
might be right up
my alley, since the show apparently
involves “Catholicism, World War
II, old movies, old love, new love,
oversleeping, over-drinking, large
purple hats, and weenie hot dishes,” and
I’m well acquainted with all but two of
those things.
I’ll leave it to you to guess which
two.
Author Katie Forgette’s dramatic
comedy, which runs March 12
through 21, concerns four relatives
who reunite after the passing of their
family patriarch, and who come to
discover previously untold truths about
the man – and one another – while
sifting through his personal effects. Yet
according to critics, this potentially
downbeat situation is actually brimming
with humor and uplift; Seattle Weekly
described Forgette’s play as “positively
radiant with small-town sweetness,”
and the Seattle Times called it “a warm-
hearted outing by a writer who clearly
feels affection for this clan.”
The O’Conner Girls’ local audiences,
meanwhile, will likely feel similar
affection, as Playcrafters’ production
features the return of such stage
favorites as Lisa Kahn, Pamela Crouch,
Jan Golz, and Don Faust. There’s no
word, however, on which of them
gets to wear a large purple hat, and
if director Susan Zelnio is having
any trouble securing that costume
piece, I’ve got a couple options at my
apartment that might ... .
Okay. So your guessing has just been
made a little bit easier.
Playcrafters presents The O’Conner
Girls on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30
p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., and more
information and tickets are available
by calling (309)762-0330 or visiting
Playcrafters.com.
What’s Happenin’
by Mike Schulz
mike@rcreader.com
MUSIC
Thursday, March 4 – Abraham, Inc. Cross-
cultural party music with klezmer musician David
Krakauer, trombonist Fred Wesley, beat architect
Socalled, and their ensemble. Iowa Memorial
Union (100 Pomerantz Center, Iowa City). 7:30
p.m. $10-$35. For tickets and information, call
(319)335-1160 or visit http://www.Hancher.UIowa.
edu.
Saturday, March 6 – Bobby Vee. Concert
with chart-topping singer of “Take Good Care
of My Baby,”“Devil Or Angel,”and “Rubber Ball.”
Riverfront Casino & Golf Resort (3184 Highway
22, Riverside). 7 and 10 p.m. Free admission.
For information, call (319)648-1234 or visit
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com.
Saturday, March 6, and Sunday, March 7
– Quad City Symphony Orchestra. The ffth
Masterworks concerts of the season, featuring
Schubert’s “Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfnished’”and
Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 9,”conducted by
Mark Russell Smith. Saturday – Adler Theatre
(136 East Third Street, Davenport). 8 p.m. Sunday
– Augustana College’s Centennial Hall (3703
Seventh Avenue, Rock Island). 2 p.m. $10-$50. For
tickets and information, call (563)322-7276 or visit
QCSymphony.com.
Friday, March 12 – Winter Jam Tour
Spectacular. Christian music’s largest annual
tour, with performances by Third Day, Newsboys,
Tenth Avenue North, and Firefight, speaker
Tony Nolan, and a pre-jam party with Sidewalk
Prophets, Robert Pierre, and Revive. i wireless
Center (1201 River Drive, Moline). 7 p.m. $10. For
tickets, call (800)745-3000 or visit iwirelessCenter.
com.
Saturday, March 13 – The Cryan’ Shames.
Continued On Page 36
What Else
Is Happenin’
MMN OME, OE3
OME EMEE
PARTY OF ONE GETS 50% OFF
Valid now through 4/15/10
at the Hit Parade
®
Buffet.
Spring
© 2010 Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Must be 21 or older. Management reserves the right to cancel or change the promotion
at any time without prior notifcation. Limit one per person per day. Not valid with any other offer. Gambling a problem?
There is help. And hope. Call 1-800-BETS-OFF.
101 West River Drive
Davenport, IA 52801
www.rhythmcitycasino.com
Follow us on @ RCCASINO.
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
22
Battle of the Bands at RIBCO
Feburary 26
Hope for Haiti Concert - Blackhawk Room • Bier Stube Moline
Feburary 27
Photos: Jeremy Ford/River Cities Weddings Photos: Louis Brems/River Cities Weddings
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
23
academic excellence, leadershipandoutstandingcommunity service;
nominationforms are available at www.AskTWC.comandwww.
GSEIWI.org; forms alsomay be requestedby callingthe Girl Scouts at
(309)788-0836; completednominations may be mailedor deliveredto
Anna Gibney, Girl Scouts, 2011 SecondAvenue, Rock Island, IL 61201 or
scannedas a PDF andemailedtoAGibney@GSEIWI.org, TheWomen’s
Connection, 230 16thStreet, Rock Island, IL, http://www.asktwc.com,
thruMonMar 8.
HomegrownFarmer’s Market ontheSquare, applications now
beingacceptedfor vendor space at the newHomegrownFarmer’s Mar-
ket onthe Square that will take place onWednesdays, May 5 - October
27 from2:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Rock IslandCounty ExtensionParkingLot.
We are seekingproducers whowill ofer locally grownfruits, vegetables,
bakedgoods as well as hand-made crafts producedwithina 100 mile
radius. The $75 fee is refundable infull or part at the endof the season
dependingonyour participation., University of Illinois Extension, 4450
Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL, http://web.extension.illinois.
edu/registration/?RegistrationID=4103, thruWedOct 27.
Friends of theRockIslandPublic LibraryBigBookSale, big
bargains onusedbooks andmore; proceeds beneft the library; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - 30/31
Branch, 3059 30thSt., Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 9am
ThuMar 4.
9thAnnual BlarneyBash&ChocolateExtravaganza, activities
includinga martini tastingby Nans PianoBar, wine tastingby Roger &
Denny Ballou&Dimitri Wines, beer tastingby Great River , Irishcofee
tastingby Kellys IrishPubandEatery andUrbanGrindCofee, rafes,
auctions, andhighlights of CASI programs; the Chocolate Extravaganza
withfavorites fromBiaggis Ristorante Italiano, Darlene Copenhafer,
Holly Loussaert andChef ChadCartonfromLight House at Silvis;
cuisine providedby Pastries by Nicolette withcooperationfromScott
Community College Culinary students; music by ClubTrioandDueling
Pianos; $60; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.
org, 6pmFri Mar 5.
TaizeService, people of all faiths welcome; for information, call
309-786-6494, First Presbyterianof Davenport, 1702 Iowa St., Daven-
port, IA, http://www.churchesunited.net, 6:30pmFri Mar 5.
3rdAnnual P2Prayer &PraiseConference, includes a keynote
message frompastor DavidPerkins andbreakout sessions designedto
helpyour churchwithits praise andprayer ministries; $20; toregister,
call 309-314-4080, RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rdSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
qcprayercenter.org, Fri 7pm, Sat 8amFri Mar 5andSat Mar 6.
Occasional CofeeHouseandSilent Art &ServiceAuction,
churchfundraiser withlive music ina 1960s cofee-house setting,
homemade refreshments, a silent auction, andmore; $5-$10; for
information, call 563-359-0816, UnitarianChurchof Davenport, 3707
EasternAve, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcuu.net, 7pmFri Mar 5and
Sat Mar 6.
VollaraEvent: Better LivingProducts, learnhowtoconnect
andfndhope bothfnancially andphysically by smelling, tastingand
feelingBetter LivingProducts, benefcial for weight management,
wellness supplements, andenvironmental purity; for information,
contact BarbCatlinat bcatlin@mchsi.comor 563-285-9314, The Lodge
Hotel, Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA, Fri 6pm, Sat 9amFri
Mar andSat Mar 6.
AntiqueSpectacular, furniture, art pottery, stoneware, books,
prints, primitives, jewelry, silver, antique glassware, china, postcards,
coins, quilts, dolls, toys, advertising, marbles, rugs, vintage textiles and
periodpieces; $6; free parking; for information, call 712-326-9964 or
e-mail kim@antiquespectacular.com, QCCAExpoCenter, 2621 4thAve.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.antiquespectacular.com, Fri 5pm, Sat 10am,
Sun11amFri Mar 5thruSunMar 7.
TheInner ChristianJourney, the frst national Conventicle for the
AlexandrianGnostic Church, a modern, Christian, inclusive community
that emphasizes the inner spiritual journey; activities include a contem-
plative mass drawingontraditional andGnostic sources, workshops on
CenteringPrayer, Yoga andMeditation, a lecture byWilliamBehun, PhD,
a presentationon“What is Gnosticism?”, a keynote byThomas Langley,
andmore; for a schedule andmore information, contact DinoHayz
at 309-788-5433, The Center for Living, 2008 4thAve, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.center4living.com, Fri Mar 5thruSunMar 7.
VFWPost 9128FridayNight Dinner, steaks, fsh, burgers, and
other dinners served, startingat $5.99 &up; whole catfsh$6 onthe 2nd
Fr. of the month; hamsteak $7 onthe 3rdFri. of the month; for informa-
tion, call 563-355-8528, V.F.W. Post 9128, 2902 State St, Bettendorf, IA,
Fridays at 5:30pmFri Mar 5thruFri Dec 31.
2010Miss BlackhawkValleyPageant, the newtitleholder will
compete for the title of Miss Illinois inJune; for information, call 309-
762-0884 or e-mail BlackHawkValley@mchsi.com, ScottishRite Masonic
Center, 1800 - 7thAve, Moline, IL, http://www.MissBHV.org, Sat Mar 6.
St. AmbroseUniversityWineat theWarehouse, a casual tasting
of some of the best wines available inthe QuadCities, providedby
Dimitri Papageorgiouandhis staf; $45; for information, contact the
Alumni ofce at 563/333-6290 or 800/728-2586 or email alumni@sau.
edu, Dimitri Wine &Spirits, W. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 4pmSat Mar 6.
HeartlandCentral Model RailroadClubOpenHouse, inthe
lower level; withHOscale model trains runningevery Saturday; dona-
tions accepted; for information, call 563-323-9042, Major Art &Hobby
Center, 201 E. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.geocities.com/qcsms/
mah/index.html, 12:30pmSat Mar 6thruSat Mar 27.
Davenport Farmers’ Market, openall year, indoors andout,
Davenport Farmers’ Market, 421West Drive, Davenport, IA, http://www.
localharvest.org, Sat 8am, Tue 3pmSat Mar 6thruTueDec 28.
The2010AthenaBusinessWomen’s Awards, register by Mar.
8 for Mar. 11 event; for information, 309-631-0167 or 309-757-5416, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.www.asktwc.com,
12pmMonMar 8.
16thAnnual BixBirthdayBash, featuringlive jazz fromthe Bix All-
Star band, refreshments, birthday cake, andmore; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Dav-
enport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 11:30amWedMar 10.
CirqueduSoleil - Alegria, stage spectacular withthe legendary
circus performers; $42.25-$92.25; for tickets, call 319-363-1888, U.S.
Cellular Center, 370 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.uscel-
lularcenter.com, Wed– Fri 7:30pm, Fri &Sat 3:30pm, Sun1 &5pmWed
Mar 10thruSunMar 14.
BusTriptoChicagoFlower andGardenshow, see breathtaking
fower displays, listentospeakers andenjoy unique shopping; morning
departure, withbreakfast snacks andcofee provided; $99-$119; the
price of the tripincludes travel ona luxury motor coach, a ticket tothe
fower showanda wonderful dinner near Chicagoonthe way home;
reserve your seat by callingBethat 309-794-0991 . 30 or e-mailingvs@
qcgardens.com, QuadCity Botanical Center, 2525 4thAve., Rock Island,
IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, ThuMar 11.
2010HenryFarnamDinner, celebratingthe 1860 formations of
theWeyerhaeuser &DenkmannLumber Company andthe foundingof
Augustana College; programincludes a pictorial history of Midwestern
loggingandmilling, followedby featuredspeaker TomRasmussen;
5pmdisplay andcocktails, 6:30pmdinner, 7:30pmprogram; toreserve,
contact Curtis or Elizabethat 309-764-6122 or croseman@usc.edu, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.riveraction.org,
5pmFri Mar 12.
CASI’s 28thSt. Patrick’s DayRace, featuringa 1/4 mile tot trot for
ages 0-7 ($12); a 1-mile Family Run/Walk ($12/person); a 5KRun/Walk
withChipTiming($20-$30); awards ceremony heldafter the race; to
register or for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, http://www.casiseniors.
org, 9amSat Mar 13.
Kelly’s St. Patrick’s DayCelebration, the area’s biggest St. Patrick’s
Day party, featuringone tonof cornedbeef &cabbage and100 kegs of
greenbeer andGuinness; for information, call 563-344-0000, ‘s IrishPub,
2222 E. 23rdSt., Davenport, IA, Sat Mar 13.
LouisaCountyHistorical SocietySoupSupper, JohnCarpenter
of Columbus Junctionwill present the programAbout the Irish, sharing
some Irishhumor as well as some history about the people of ; choice
of soups include chili, potato, chickennoodle, beanandvegetable beef;
desserts will alsobe served; $6; for information, call 319-527-5247 or e-
mail LCHS@louisacomm.net, Louisa County Heritage Center, 609 James
L. Hodges Ave, Wapello, IA, 5:30pmSat Mar 13.
St. PatrickDayMass, special service prior tothe parade; for
information, call JohnScally at 309-788-2341, St. Mary’s Catholic Church
- Rock Island, 2208 4thAve, Rock Island, IL, ://www.stpatsqc.com, 10am
Sat Mar 13.
St. Patrick’s SocietyPost-ParadeBash, food, drink, andentertain-
ment; entry by membershiponly, whichcanbe purchasedat the door
for $15 for ages 16 &up; 15 &under free; for information, call John
Scally at 309-788-2341, Col Ballroom, 1012W. 4thSt., Davenport, IA,
http://www.stpatsqc.com, 1pmSat Mar 13.
St. Patrick’s Society’s GrandParadeXXV, travelingthrough
downtownRock Island, across the River via the Centennial Bridge, and
throughdowntownDavenport; marchingbands, musical groups, deco-
ratedfoats, novelty entries, andwalkingunits; trophies awardedinthe
categories of Best Commercial, IrishFloat, Unique Entry, IrishWalking
Unit, School Group, andmore; for , call JohnScally at 309-788-2341, The
District of Rock Island, 16 1/2 St., Rock Island, IL, http://www.stpatsqc.
com, 11:30amSat Mar 13.
Eagles Nest VeteranHomeInc. Beneft Fundraiser, featuring
the 8pm“ADate 4 a Night Auction”andthe 9pmBee All YouCanBee
Karaoke Contest ($5/entry andor song); drink specials, rafes, door
prizes; for information, call 563-289-9969, RiverviewRoadhouse, 701 N.
Cody Road, LeClaire, IA, 8pmSat Mar 13.
VFWPost 9128SaturdayBreakfast, 2 eggs (any way) or pancakes,
bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, toast, juice, andcofee for $6; for informa-
tion, call 563-355-8528, V.F.W. Post 9128, 2902 State St, Bettendorf, IA,
7:30amSat Mar 13.
OakdaleMemorial CemeterySpringClean-up, for information,
call 563-324-5121, Oakdale Memorial Cemetery, 2501 EasternAvenue,
Davenport, IA, MonMar 15.
Gatheringof theGreen, biennial event for JohnDeere two-
cylinder andnewgenerationtractor enthusiasts andcollectors; visit
witholdfriends, make newones, share andlearnmore about your John
Deere passion, andtalk tractors roundthe clock, RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.gatheringofthegreen.com, WedMar 17
thruSat Mar 20.
Senior Day: IowaBirds of Prey, professionals fromthe Macbride
Raptor Project, a birdof prey rehabandpreservationorganization
jointly operatedby the University of Iowa andKirkwoodCommunity
College, will talk about the birds of prey foundinIowa; refreshments
provided; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 1:30pmThuMar 18.
LeClaireTriviaNight, proceeds beneft area non-profts suchas
the library, Little League, Girl Scouts, CubScouts, andthe Civic Center;
8/table, $10/person, $50/table minimum; doors 6:30pm, trivia 7pm;
beverages available, door prizes; for information, e-mail Chris Courn-
oyer at chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA,
7pmSat Mar 20.
TrinityAuxiliary“Books AreFun”BookSale, browse froma wide
array of titles andliterary genres inall price ranges; for information,
call 309-779-2343, TrinityWest Campus, 2701 17thSt., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 7amMonMar 22.
TrinityAuxiliary“Books AreFun”BookSale, browse froma wide
array of titles andliterary genres inall price ranges; for information, call
309-779-2343, Trinity at Terrace Park, Utica Ridge Rd, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.trinityqc.com, Wed9am, Thu7amWedMar 24andThu
Mar 25.
Churches UnitedDelegateAssembly, the 2010 budget andboard
of directors will be approved; withspeaker Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon;
for information, call 309-786-6494, First Baptist Churchof East Moline,
4021 9 1/2 St., East Moline, IL, http://www.churchesunited.net, 7pm
ThuMar 25.
Master of Criminal JusticeOpenHouse, a class presentation/dis-
cussionfacilitatedby SAUProfessor . Sandra Quinn; learnabout the
Master of Criminal Justice Programandsocialize withcurrent MCJ
Continued From Page 18
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
24
students; take part ina Q&Asession; light refreshments available; for
information, contact VivianForce at 563-333-6166 or mcj@sau.edu,
St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/gradstudies, 6:30pmThuMar 25.
TheWorldFamous Lipizzaner Stallions, 40thAnniversaryTour
withall-newmusic, choreography, androutines; the showemulates
those seenat the SpanishRidingSchool of Vienna, Austria; $22-$29;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:30pmFri Mar 26.
BlackhawkValleyTriviaNight, toRSVP, e-mail bhvtrivianight@aol.
com, Fargo, 4204 Avenue of the , Moline, IL, 7pmSat Mar 27.
SAUTriviaNight, 10 rounds of questions onvarious subjects are
playedwith6-8 players per team; bringyour ownsnacks; drinks avail-
able for purchase; cashprizes for topthree winningteams; childcare
available (witha donation) for childrenuptofve years of age at the
Children’s Campus, 1301W. Lombard, Davenport; reservations are
requiredfor bothtrivia-night play andchildcare; proceeds beneft the
Alumni AssociationWelchScholarshipandthe St. Ambrose Universitys
Childrens Campus; $10; for more information, contact the Alumni ofce
at 563-333-6290 or 800-728-2586 or alumni@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu, 7pmSat Mar 27.
Eagles’WingRetreat Center GrandOpening, for information, call
563-324-7263, First PresbyterianChurchof Davenport, 1702 Iowa St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.churchesunited.net, SunMar 28.
St. AmbroseUniversityDiversityFest, anafternoonof fun
celebratinglocal diversity withperformances, food, childrens activi-
ties, merchandise sales, andinformationabout local organizations;
$3/adults; childrenunder 12 free; for information, contact BeeGlobal at
beeglobal@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://web.sau.edu/IntlEducation/BGdiversity.
html, 12pmSunMar 28.
Master of Criminal JusticeOpenHouse, a class presentation/dis-
cussionfacilitatedby MCJ ProgramDirector Dr. Chris Barnum; learn
about the Master of Criminal Justice programoferedby St. Ambrose
inCedar Rapids; take part ina Q&Asession; socialize withcurrent MCJ
students; light refreshments available; for information, call VivianForce
at 563-333-6166, KirkwoodCommunity College, 6301 KirkwoodBlvd.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.sau.edu/gradstudies, 6pmMonMar 29.
QuadCities Easter Experience, sponsoredby EdgewoodBaptist
Church; special guests include former baseball great Dave Dravecky
(SanFranciscoGiants) andCCMartist FFH; childcare anda childrens
programprovided; free; for information, call 309-764-2000, i wireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 10am
SunApr 4.
VFWPost 9128SaturdayBreakfast, 2 eggs (any way) or pancakes,
bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, toast, juice, andcofee for $6; for informa-
tion, call 563-355-8528, V.F.W. Post 9128, 2902 State St, Bettendorf, IA,
7:30amSat Apr 10.
TheSpencers: Theatreof Illusion, a high-techstage show
complete withdazzlingspecial efects, puzzlingfeats of escape, and
cutting-edge illusions; $20; for tickets, call 309-342-2299 or e-mail @
theorpheum.org, OrpheumTheatre, 57 S. KelloggSt., Galesburg, IL,
http://www.theorpheum.org, 2pmSunApr 11.
St. AmbroseUniversity/NotreDameSupervisor Program,
designedfor supervisors, managers andteamleaders; increase your
efectiveness as a manager andgainpractical newskills inthe areas
of management, resource allocationandemployee development;
for information, call Denise Hollonbeck 563-441-9950, St. Ambrose
University College for Professional Studies, 1950 E 54thSt, Davenport,
IA, 8:30amTueApr 13andWedApr 14.
St. AmbroseMaster of EducationinEducational Administra-
tionMentor AppreciationandOpenHouse, hear more about the
LSACEL principal preparationprogramat a special event designedto
honor administrative mentors tocurrent students; free; for information,
contact SusanJamesonat 563/388-7660, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/mea,
5:30pmWedApr 14.
BusTriptothePella, IATulipFestival, reserve by Apr. 16 for May
6 trip; jointhe Rock IslandCounty Master Gardeners ona fabulous
bus triptothe historic Pella, Iowa onThursday, May 6, toenjoy the
TulipFestival; includes a seat onthe motorcoach, reservedseating
ticket tothe afternoongrandstandshowandparade, admissiontothe
historical village andtheVermeer Windmill Tour, the Scholte House
Tour, the Pella City tour anda one-day pass onthe golf car shuttles; $65,
University of Illinois Extension, 4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline,
IL, https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=4039,
6amFri Apr 16.
9thAnnual St. AmbroseUniversityPreviewDinner, dinner, live
music, andpreviews of the wines oferedat the May 22 fundraiser;
$125; for information, call 563-333-6290, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/winef-
est, 6:30pmSat Apr 17.
CommunityShredDay, inconjunctionwithMoney Smart Week
QuadCities; bringall of your unwantedpersonal documents andhave
themshreddedfor free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 9amSat Apr 17.
CommunityShredDay, pull upanddropofhousehold
documents for secure, monitoredbulk shreddingat the Document
Destructionfacility inDavenport; noshreddingdone onsite for security
reasons; part of Money Smart Week QuadCities; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, First Baptist Churchof Rock Island, 3020 30thSt, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10amSat Apr 17.
LeClaireTriviaNight, proceeds beneft area non-profts suchas
the library, Little League, Girl Scouts, CubScouts, andthe Civic Center;
8/table, $10/person, $50/table minimum; doors 6:30pm, trivia 7pm;
beverages available, door prizes; for information, e-mail Chris Courn-
oyer at chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA,
7pmSat Apr 17.
PixieTeaParty, attire is gardenparty dress withglitter andwings
optional; pixie size sandwiches, cakes, tea, andpunch, anda magical
gift of a pixie wand; $10, ages 2 &under free; RSVP toBethat 309-794-
0991 x 30 or email vs@qcgardens.com, QuadCity Botanical Center,
2525 4thAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 2pmSat
Apr 17.
11thAnnual EarthDayCelebration, activities include the BioBlitz,
the Fish&Fire Fundraiser &Friendraiser, a fshfry, a silent auction,
a wine grab, andthe presentationof the annual Eddy Awards; for
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport,
IA, http://www.riveraction.org, Sat Apr 24.
CommunityShredDay, bringupto100 pounds of paper docu-
ments tothe library lobby for free, andsecure destructionby nationally
certifedDocument DestructionandRecyclingServices; paper only;
part of Money Smart Week 2010; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.org, 9amSat Apr 24.
Fish&Fire, event begins withanEarthDay BioBlitz, followedby a
6pmsocial hour, catfshdinner, silent auction, andthe presentationof
the 11thannual Eddy Awards; tables of 8/$200; individual dinners/$30
for adults and$12 for ages 8-16; ages 7 &under free; for information,
call 563-322-2969, Rivers Edge Development, 1700 block of State St.,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.riveraction.org, 6pmSat Apr 24.
MoneySmart Weekat theMolinePublic Library, free; for infor-
mation, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline,
IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, MonApr 19thruSat Apr 24.
Roots andWings: WeavingMultigenerational Dreams, the annu-
al Conference of Prairie Star District, UnitarianUniversality Association;
family-centeredworkshops andmultigenerational ; a Saturday work-
shopandeveningconcert by singer-songwriter JohnMcCutcheon;
Sunday worshipat the Figge Art Museum, andmore, RadissonQuad
City Plaza Hotel, 421W. River Dr., Davenport, IA, http://www.psduua.
org/AnnualConference2010/AnnualConference2010, Sat Apr 24.
DayTriptoKalona, Iowa, register by Apr. 26 for May 3 event; visit
the Historical Village withits 13 authentically restoredbuildings; ttravel
the scenic back-roads withour guides andexperience a newsense of
the hardwork andfamily ethic that continues tomark the Amishway
of life; explore the Kalona HistoricVillage andQuilt &Textile Museum;
enjoy a visit tothe bakery, shops andgeneral store; watcha live horse
auctionanddemonstrations suchas noodle makingandcheese mak-
ing, andtraditional crafts includingwoodworking; $55-$65; toreserve,
call 563-322-8844, GermanAmericanHeritage Center, 712W. 2ndSt.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 7:15amMonApr 26.
QCSpells, participants 16 andolder test their spellingprowess;
for information, call 563-344-4182, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.org,
7pmThuApr 29.
QuadCityBotanical Center Plant Sale- Members’ Preview,
shopa great selectionof healthy happy plants; expert gardeners will be
available toanswer your plantingquestions; featuringa great selection
of perennials for sunandshade; for information, contact Dave 309-794-
0991 or gardens@qcgardens.com, QuadCity Botanical Center, 2525 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, Fri 4pm, Sat 9am, Sun
noonFri Apr 30thruSunMay2.
Stroll ThroughSpringtime, Birds will be the focus of groups going
inthe feldfrom7-9pm. Birdgroups will meet at the Black Hawk statue
by theWatchTower Lodge. Expert leaders will helptolocate both
resident andmigratory birds. Participants canbringbinoculars or use
the binoculars provided., Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46thAve,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.blackhawkpark.org, 7pmSat May1.
WelcomeHomeEvent for theSac andFoxof Oklahomaandthe
Meskwaki of Tama, Iowa, Festivities include a PowWowonSaturday
andSunday anda formal dedicationof the newSaukenuk exhibit with
dignitaries frombothtribes inattendance. The intentionis towelcome
the Sauk andMeskwaki home tothis landthat is still sacredtothemto
this day. Saturday will have the GrandEntry at noonanddancingand
drumminguntil 5pm, GrandEntry at 7pmanddancinganddrumming
until 9pm. OnSunday, the DedicationCeremony will be at 10am, the
GrandEntry at noon, anddancinganddrummingfromnoonto5pm.
For information, call 309-788-9536., Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510
46thAve, Rock Island, IL, http://www.blackhawkpark.org, 7pmSat May
1andSunMay2.
HumanResourceCertifcationInstituteSeries’“Strategic
Management”, Learnhowtocontribute your organization’s strategic
planandreceive HumanResource CertifcationInstitute CEUs; for
information, call Denise Hollonbeck at 563-441-9950, St. Ambrose
University College for Professional Studies, 1950 E 54thSt, Davenport,
IA, 11:30amTueMay4.
ChicagolandNurseryHopBusTrip, day triptoChicago’s best
GardenCenters, includingThe Garden, Saint Charles, IL; lunchat Sweet
Tomatoes inSaint Charles, IL; The Planters Palette inWinfeld, IL; and
Shady Hill Gardens, great selections of geraniums andother container
plants, Elburn, IL; for information, contact Bethat 309-794-0991 x 30 or
e-mail vs@qcgardens.com, QuadCity Botanical Center, 2525 4thAve.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, ThuMay6.
Friends of theRockIslandPublic LibraryBigBookSale, big
bargains onusedbooks andmore; proceeds beneft the library; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - 30/31
Branch, 3059 30thSt., Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 9am
ThuMay6.
QuadCityBookFair, authors personally display, promote andsell
their books, andhave the opportunity tomeet anddiscuss marketing,
networking, andadvertisingwiththeir peers; sponsoredby Midwest
WritingCenter; for information, call 563-324-1410, River Music Experi-
ence, 129 MainSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.midwestwritingcenter.
org, 10amSat May8.
VFWPost 9128SaturdayBreakfast, 2 eggs (any way) or pancakes,
bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, toast, juice, andcofee for $6; for informa-
tion, call 563-355-8528, V.F.W. Post 9128, 2902 State St, Bettendorf, IA,
7:30amSat May8.
St. AmbroseUniversityStar Party- Night SkyViewing, on-site
12- and14-inchtelescopes will be available at the St. Ambrose S. G.
Menke Observatory for sky viewing; visitors are welcome tobring
smaller telescopes as well; free; for information, contact Dr. Robert
Mitchell at 563/333-6141, Wapsi River Environmental Center, 31555
52ndAve., Dixon, IL, http://www.sau.edu, 7pmSat May8.
St. AmbroseUniversity’s Commencement Spring2010, seating
Presented by
Saturday, March 13 • 8pm
ADLER THEATRE - DAVENPORT
800-745-3000
Tickets available at the Adler Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com
and all outlets.
Discounts for groups! call 563-326-8555
a
presentation
Great Seats Going Fast!
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
25
is openwithnotickets required; for information, call Bill McAleer at
563-333-6202, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
sau.edu/Commencement.html, Sat May15.
LeClaireTriviaNight, proceeds beneft area non-profts suchas
the library, Little League, Girl Scouts, CubScouts, andthe Civic Center;
8/table, $10/person, $50/table minimum; doors 6:30pm, trivia 7pm;
beverages available, door prizes; for information, e-mail Chris Courn-
oyer at chris@ccx.net, LeClaire Civic Center, 127 S Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA,
7pmSat May15.
FashionMerchandisingFashionShow, createdandproduced
by the students of the course inwhichthey learnedabout fashion
merchandising, the history of fashion, fashionterminology, fashion
designers, textiles, Haute Couture design, apparel buying, visual
displays, retail management strategies, professional sellingtechniques,
professional image, landinga job, andhowtocreate andproduce a
runway show; for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
- QuadCity Campus, 6600 34thAve., Moline, IL, http://www.bhc.
edu/fashion, TueMay18.
Australia’sThunder fromDownUnder, all-male cabaret; for
information, call 563-324-5233, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 River Dr,
Davenport, IA, ://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedyClub.
upcoming.php, 7:30pmThuMay20.
AmericanStorm, America’s Hottest Male Revue; a fully costumed
andchoreographedgirls’ night out; $25; for tickets, call 877-677-3456,
Riverside CasinoandGolf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
http://www.riversidecasinoandresort.com, 8pmFri May21.
9thAnnual St. AmbroseUniversityWineFestival/WineTasting,
Dimitri Papageorgioupresents more than140 wines fromall over the
world; proceeds beneft student scholarships; $45; for information, call
563-333-6290, St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust, Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu/winefest, 3pmSat May22.
OakdaleMemorial CemeteryMemorial DayEvent, for informa-
tion, call 563-324-5121, Oakdale Memorial Cemetery, 2501 Eastern
Avenue, Davenport, IA, MonMay31.
All-IowaShrinersWeekend, featuringlive music, a parade, a wine
tasting, a brewery tour, Shrine Bowl &Hospital Awareness booths;
proceeds beneft the Shriners Hospitals for Children; for information,
call 563-386-2526 or e-mail ofce@kaabashrine.net, Amana Colonies,
622 46thAvenue, HighAmana, IA, Fri Jun4.
ImprovJam, $5 or free withticket purchase toregular CSz match;
tickets only available at the door; for information, call 309-786-7733, ext
2, Comedy Sportz, 1818 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.ComedyS-
portzQC.com, Saturdays 9:30pmthruSat Dec 18.
ComedySportz, twoteams of improv comics compete, and
you’re the judge; $10 advance, $12 door; for reservations, call 786-7733
extension2, Comedy Sportz, 1818 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.
ComedySportzQC.com, Fridays &Saturdays 7pmthruFri Dec 31.
ComedySportz Minor League, $5 or free withticket purchase to
regular CSz match; tickets only available at the door; for information,
call 309-786-7733, ext 2, Comedy Sportz, 1818 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL,
http://www.ComedySportzQC.com, Fridays at 9:30pmthruFri Dec 31.
AlexReymundo- DavidBeck, one of the original “LatinKings of
Comedy”inconcert; Thu7:30pm, 8pm, Sat 7:30 &10pm; for tickets and
information, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421 River Dr,
Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedyClub.
upcoming.php, ThuMar 4thruSat Mar 6.
IlizaShlesinger, most recent winner of“Last Comic Standing”;
event presentedby the Campus Activities Boardat St. Ambrose; $5;
for informationandtickets, call 563-333-6395, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, 9:30pmFri Mar 5.
GameOn!: ANight of StandupwithNickMadson, standup
concert withthe“Joseph&the AmazingTechnicolor Dreamcoat”co-star
namedone of Comedy Central’s 100 topamateur comics; $8-$10; for
information, call 309-786-7733, extension2, Circa‘21 Dinner Playhouse,
1828 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 7pmThuMar
11.
CraigShoemaker - Kris Shaw, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &
10pm; for tickets andinformation, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy
Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/pen-
guinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuMar 11thruSat Mar 13.
AVacationtoDiefor, interactive mystery-comedy withthe It’s a
Mystery troupe; $35/dinner &show; for reservations, call 563-359-1607,
The Lodge Hotel, Spruce Hills &Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
itsamysteryqc.com, 6:30pmFri Mar 12.
HeywoodBanks - MarkPoolos, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &
10pm; for tickets andinformation, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy
Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/pen-
guinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuMar 18thruSat Mar 20.
“TheFourthCity”ComedyGroup, comedy-troupe performance
inthe style of the SecondCity of Chicagoand“Saturday Night Live”;
for information, call 309-788-5433, The Center for Living, 2008 4thAve,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.center4living.com, Fridays &Saturdays Fri
Mar 19andSat Mar 20.
LarrytheCableGuy, Blue Collar comedianinhis“Tailgate Party
Tour”; $43.75; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.adlertheatre.com, 5 &8pmSat Mar 20.
ToddYohn- DannyBrowning, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &
10pm; for tickets andinformation, 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy
Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/pen-
guinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuMar 25thruSat Mar 27.
Amateur Comedians OpenMic Night, onthe last Wed. of the
month; for information, call 563-324-5233, Penguin’s Comedy Club,
421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguin-
sComedyClub.upcoming.php, 8pmWedMar 31.
Master Hypnotist JimWand, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &
10pm; for tickets andinformation, 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy
Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/pen-
guinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuApr 1thruSat Apr 3.
Angel Salazar - Matt Holt, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &10pm;
for tickets andinformation, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club,
421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguin-
sComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuApr 8thruSat Apr 10.
TheUntamedShrews, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &10pm; for
tickets andinformation, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club,
421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguin-
sComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuApr 15thruSat Apr 17.
“TheFourthCity”ComedyGroup, comedy-troupe performance
inthe style of the SecondCity of Chicagoand“Saturday Night Live”;
for information, call 309-788-5433, The Center for Living, 2008 4thAve,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.center4living.com, Fri Apr 16andSat Apr
17.
Costaki Economopoulos - James Berry, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat
7:30 &10pm; for tickets andinformation, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s
Comedy Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, ://www.qcfreighthouse.
com/penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, Sat Apr 24.
Amateur Comedians OpenMic Night, onthe last Wed. of the
month; for information, call 563-324-5233, Penguin’s Comedy Club,
421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguin-
sComedyClub.upcoming.php, 8pmWedApr 28.
TommyJohnagin- DanTelfer, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &
10pm; for tickets andinformation, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy
Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/pen-
guinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuApr 29thruSat May1.
Joel Lindley- Chris Karney, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &10pm;
for tickets andinformation, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy Club,
421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguin-
sComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuMay6thruSat May8.
ColinMochrieandBradSherwood, improvisational comedy
withtwostars of“Whose Line is it Anyway?”; $29-$39; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221Walnut St., Des
Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org, 8pmSat May8.
TomMabe- Michael Palasak, Thu7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 7:30 &
10pm; for tickets andinformation, call 563-324-LAFF, Penguin’s Comedy
Club, 421 River Dr, Davenport, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.com/pen-
guinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, ThuMay13thruSat May15.
Michael Thorne- SteveGillespie, Fri 8pm&midnight, Sat 7:30pm;
for tickets andinformation, call 563-324-LAFF, Park Place Event Center,
1521Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls, IA, http://www.qcfreighthouse.
com/penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php, Fri May21.
“TheFourthCity”ComedyGroup, comedy-troupe performance
inthe style of the SecondCity of Chicagoand“Saturday Night Live”;
for information, call 309-788-5433, The Center for Living, 2008 4thAve,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.center4living.com, Fri May21andSat
May22.
Amateur Comedians OpenMic Night, onthe last Wed. of the
month; for information, call 563-324-5233, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 421
River Dr, Davenport, IA, ://www.qcfreighthouse.com/penguinsComedy-
Club.upcoming.php, 8pmWedMay26.
SeekingNominees for IowaMotionPictureAwards, givenby the
Iowa MotionPicture Association(IMPA) inrecognitionof outstanding
creative andtechnical achievement inIowas movingimage industry; 18
programcategories and26 craft categories that students andprofes-
sionals cansubmit entries under; twolevels of recognition: nominees
ineachcategory will receive anAwardof Achievement; andthe winner
ineachcategory will receive the Awardof Excellence; early birdFeb.
26, fnal deadline March12; for information, e-mail info@impa.tv or call
515-471-1958, http://www.IMPA.tv, thruFri Mar 12.
Calls for Entry: LandlockedFilmFestival, Aug. 26-29 festival seeks
independent flms andvideos indiverse styles, formats andlengths
inthe categories of: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary
Feature, Documentary Short, Animation, Feature-lengthScript, Music
Video, andStudent; notifcationof acceptance inthe festival takes place
aroundJuly 1; for information, e-mail info@landlockedflmfestival.org,
http://www.LandlockedFilmFestival.org, thruFri Apr 30.
Australia: LandBeyondTime, outback adventure inIMAXformat;
$7-$10; for informationandshowtimes, call 563-324-1054, Putnam
Museum&IMAXTheatre, 1717W12thSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
putnam.org, thruThuMay20.
WildOcean3-D, underwater adventure inIMAXformat; $7-$10;
for informationandshowtimes, call 563-324-1054, PutnamMuseum&
IMAXTheatre, 1717W12thSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.org,
thruThuMay20.
Afterschool, indie thriller by AntonioCampos; $5; for information
andtickets, call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre, University of Iowa Memo-
rial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, ThuMar 4.
Gigante, a screeninginthe Independent FilmSeries; Uruguayan
drama about anobsessive security guard; free, withfree popcornand
beverages, anda discussionafterwards; content may not be suitable
for all ages; for information, call 309-732-7303 or e-mail lockheart.
lisa@rigov.org, Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 6pmThuMar 4.
U23D, IMAXconcert flm, winner of the museum’s online“BIG
Movie Poll”; $7-$10; for informationandshowtimes, call 563-324-1054,
PutnamMuseum&IMAXTheatre, 1717W12thSt, Davenport, IA,
http://www.putnam.org, ThuMar 4.
Uncertainty, “What if?”thriller withJosephGordon-Levitt; $5; for
informationandtickets, call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre, University of
Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/,
ThuMar 4.
AnEducation, coming-of-age drama set inswinging-’60s London;
$5; for informationandtickets, call 319-335-3041, BijouTheatre,
University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.
edu/~bijou/, Fri Mar 5thruThuMar 11.
BrokenEmbraces, the latest collaborationbetweenPedro
Almodovar andPenelope Cruz; $5; for informationandtickets, call 319-
335-3041, BijouTheatre, University of Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City,
IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~bijou/, Fri Mar 5thruThuMar 11.
Hummingbird, a screeninginthe 47thAnnual Efgy Mounds Film
Festival, themed“America the Beautiful”; showings hourly from10am-
3pmonSaturday &Sunday, and1pmonMonday; featuringart displays

It’s
mediacom
savings time!
*OFFER EXPIRES 3/21/10 AND IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO QUALIFIED NEW RESIDENTIAL ACCOUNTS. Customer must subscribe to Family Cable Service, Digital
Cable, Mediacom Online high-speed Internet and Mediacom Phone service to receive this offer. The discounted monthly rate is valid for 12 months beginning
at installation, after 12 months, the standard monthly rates will apply. If any discounted services are disconnected during the promotional period, all remaining
services/equipment convert to the standard rates and features. If you are not 100% satisfied with any Mediacom service, disconnect during the first 30 days,
we will provide a full refund of your monthly service fee upon request. A credit check may be required. Additional phone charges apply for optional features
including international calling, voice mail, directory assistance and operator services. A high definition TV is required to view HDTV signals. Download speeds are
not guaranteed and may vary. Customer is responsible for additional customer premise equipment and operating system required for Internet access service and
phone service. Customers must agree to comply with Mediacom’s applicable subscription terms and policies. All rates and services are subject to change. Federal,
state and local taxes, governmental regulatory fees and surcharges, if any, are additional. Offer may not be combined with any other offer, is non-transferable
and is void where prohibited. Offers, packages, prices, programming availability, channel lineups, service features, specifications, terms and conditions may
vary among areas. Other charges, conditions, requirements and restrictions may apply. Call your local Mediacom office for complete details. Mediacom phone
service is provided by an affiliate of MCC Telephony, LLC; a Mediacom company. Mediacom is a registered trademark of Mediacom Communications Corporation.

Standard installations utilize existing wiring and do not include special wiring work, installation or repair of outlets or any other special installation procedures for
which additional charges apply. MW5495-F15
Get 12 Months of Saving on Video, Internet & Phone!
Call Now!
1-877-560-1847
· Over 16O Channels of Video & Music
· Tons of Free HD Channels.
· 4,OOO Free On DEMAND Choices.
· Up to 15 Free Channels of Starz.
· A Better, Faster lnternet.
· Unlimited Nationwide Calling.
· Caller lD, Call Waiting & More.
$
2
9
9
5
A MONTH
EACH FOR A
YEAR WITH
ALL THREE
SERVICES*
ONLY
5495-F15_TriAdv_4.94x8.967_1.indd 1 2/12/10 2:04 PM
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
26
html, 2pmSunApr 4.
G-Force, hit comedy about guinea-pigsuper spies; bringsnacks
anddrinks; free popcornprovided; a SpringBreak Stay-cationprogram;
free; for information, call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6thAve.,
Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 1pmMonApr 5.
Sahel: AWest AfricanJourney, a presentationintheWorld
Adventure Series, witha post-flmdiscussionby flmmakers andguest
speakers; screenings at 1, 4, &7pm; for information, call 563-324-1933,
PutnamMuseum&IMAXTheatre, 1717W12thSt, Davenport, IA,
http://www.putnam.org, TueApr 6.
KingCorn, a flminthe EarthMonthSeries; free, MacBride Audi-
torium, MacBride Hall, UI Campus, Iowa City, IA, http://news-releases.
uiowa.edu/2010/january/012610flmseries.html, 2pmSunApr 11.
ThroughaGlass Darkly, a screeninginthe Ingmar Bergmanseries;
introducedby JonWinet, professor at the University of iowa andSchool
of Art andArt History head; free; for , call 515-277-4405, Des Moines Art
Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.desmoinesartcen-
ter.org, 2pmSunApr 11.
Fresh, screeninganddiscussionof the documentary; free; for infor-
mation, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline,
IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmThuApr 15.
MadCityChickens, a flminthe EarthMonthSeries; free, MacBride
Auditorium, MacBride Hall, UI Campus, Iowa City, IA, http://news-releas-
es.uiowa.edu/2010/january/012610flmseries.html, 2pmSunApr 25.
TheSilence, a screeninginthe Ingmar Bergmanseries; introduced
by JonWinet, associate professor at the University of iowa andSchool
of Art andArt History head; free; for information, call 515-277-4405,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 2pmSunApr 25.
IowaMotionPictureAwards Ceremony, givenby the Iowa
MotionPicture Association(IMPA) inrecognitionof outstanding
creative andtechnical achievement inIowas movingimage production
industry; 18 programcategories and26 craft categories that students
andprofessionals cansubmit entries under; twolevels of recognition:
nominees ineachcategory will receive anAwardof Achievement; and
the winner ineachcategory will receive the Awardof Excellence; for
information, e-mail info@impa.tv or call 515-471-1958, Des Moines
Holiday Inn- Downtown, 1050 6thAve, Des Moines, IA, http://www.
IMPA.tv, Sat May1.
TheWindow, a screeninginthe Independent FilmSeries; Argentin-
ian/Spanishdrama about an80-year oldfather andhis estrangedson;
free, withfree popcornandbeverages, anda discussionafterwards;
content may not be suitable for all ages; for information, call 309-732-
7303 or e-mail lockheart.lisa@rigov.org, Rock IslandPublic Library
- MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, ://rockislandlibrary.org, 6pm
ThuMay6.
TheLifeof Birds: ToFlyor Not toFly, a Movies @MNHpresenta-
tion; free, MacBride Auditorium, MacBride Hall, UI Campus, Iowa City, IA,
http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2010/january/012610flmseries.html,
2pmSunMay9.
ThePrincess Bride, RobReiner’s classic fairytale comedy; $5; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pmSunMay9.
Revengeof theNerds, beloved“dweebs vs. jocks”comedy; $5; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pmSunMay16.
Days andCloud, a screeningof the award-winningItaliandrama;
a presentationinthe OfBeat Independent FilmSeries; free popcorn;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pm
WedMay19.
RaisingArizona, the Coenbrothers’ 1987 comedy classic; $5; for
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pmSunMay23.
AMidsummer Night’s Dream, flmversionof Shakespeare’s
comedy, starringKevinKline andMichelle Pfeifer; $5; for information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East WashingtonSt., Iowa City,
IA, http://www.englert.org, 7pmSunMay30.
SomersTown, a screeninginthe Independent FilmSeries; United
Kingdomdrama named“Best NewBritishFeature”at the Edinburgh
International FilmFestival; free, withfree popcornandbeverages, and
a discussionafterwards; content may not be suitable for all ages; for
information, call 309-732-7303 or e-mail lockheart.lisa@rigov.org, Rock
IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock , IL, http://rockisland-
library.org, 6pmThuJun3.
Get theMessage, experience the dynamic variety of tools people
use tocommunicate inthis travelingexhibit; try virtual cave art, create
a coat of arms, puzzle over expressions, senda message inMorse code,
control a real crane, andmore; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 LearningCampus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
familymuseum.org, thruSat May1.
OceanExperience, permanent, hands-oninstallationfeaturingdif-
ferent underwater habitats fromkelpforests tocoral reefs totidal pools
todeepseas; for information, call 563-324-1054, PutnamMuseum&
IMAXTheatre, 1717W12thSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.org,
thruFri Dec 31.
Let’s Pretend!, for ages 3-5; act out favorite childhoodstories
complete withprops andsilly costumes; for information, call 563-344-
4106, http://www.familymuseum.org, Fridays at 11:15amFri Mar 5
thruFri Jun4.
Under theBigTreewithBuzz andHoney, for ages 5 &under; Join
Ms. Kim, Buzz, andHoney for stories andsongs under the BigTree; for
information, call 563-344-4106, http://www.familymuseum.org, Fridays
at 9:30amFri Mar 5thruFri Jun4.
QuadCities River Bandits JobFair, the River Bandits will be
lookingtofll Seasonal Positions for the 2010 season; for information,
e-mail Nate@riverbandits.com, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, http://www.riverbandits.com, 5pmThuMar 4.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the DaytonGems; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmFri Mar 5.
QuadCities River BanditsTalent Search, the QuadCities River
Bandits will be lookingfor talent acts tofll their pregame performance
schedule, as well as holdingNational Anthemauditions; for informa-
tion, e-mail Nate@riverbandits.com, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S
Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://www.riverbandits.com, 9amSat Mar 6.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the BloomingtonPrairieThunder; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 4:05pmSunMar 7.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the MuskegonLumberjacks; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmSat Mar 13.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the DaytonGems; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 4:05pmSunMar 14.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the Flint Generals; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmWedMar 17.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the BloomingtonPrairieThunder; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmSat Mar 20.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the DaytonGems; for tickets, call 800-
745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 4:05pmSunMar 28.
WWERawLive, scheduledtoappear: JohnCena, Triple H, Randy
Orton, ShawnMichaels, MVP, Mark Henry, Kof Kingston, EvanBourne,
Cody Rhodes, TedDiBiase, The Miz, Jack Swagger, , Primo, ChavoGuer-
rero, Hornswoggle, SantinoMarella, Kelly Kelly, Melina, andMaryse;
$15-$65; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr,
Moline, IL, http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:15pmMonApr 5.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the Peoria Chiefs; for tickets andinforma-
tion, call 563-242-0727, Alliant Field, 537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA,
http://clinton.lumberkings.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t500, 6:30pmThu
Apr 8thruSat Apr 10.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the BloomingtonPrairieThunder; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmThuApr 8.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the BloomingtonPrairieThunder; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmSat Apr 10.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the Cedar Rapids Kernels; $7-$12;
for tickets, call (563)324-3000, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, Sun1pm, Mon11am, Tue 7pmSunApr 11thruTue
Apr 13.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the QuadCities River Bandits; for
tickets andinformation, call 563-242-0727, Alliant Energy Field, 537
Ballpark Drive, Clinton, IA, http://clinton.lumberkings.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t500, 6:30pmWedApr 14thruFri Apr 16.
QuadCityMallards, vs. the Fort Wayne Komets; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.
iwirelesscenter.com, 7:05pmFri Apr 16.
‘Spikefor theHealthof It’ - Volleyball Tournament, sponsored
by the St. Ambrose University Student Physical Therapy Organization;
13thannual co-ed, six vs. six sandvolleyball tournament is a primary
fund-raisingevent for the SPTO; $80/teamadvance registrationfee
includes T-shirts for upto8 players; for information, call 563-333-6403,
Junge Park, Davenport, IA, 8amSat Apr 17.
PeoriaChiefs, vs the BurlingtonBees; $6-$10; for tickets and
information, call 866-698-4253, O’BrienField, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, Sat Apr 17.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs theWisconsinTimber Rattlers;
$7-$12; for tickets, call (563)324-3000, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S
Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 6pmSat Apr 17.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the Kane County Cougars; for tickets and
information, call 563-242-0727, Alliant Energy Field, 537 Ballpark Drive,
Clinton, IA, http://clinton.lumberkings.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t500, Sat
6:30pm, Sun2pmSat Apr 24andSunApr 25.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the Peoria Chiefs; $7-$12; for tickets,
call (563)324-3000, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Sat 6pm,
Sun1pmSat Apr 24andSunApr 25.
PeoriaChiefs, vs theWisconsinTimber Rattlers; $6-$10; for tickets
andinformation, call 866-698-, O’BrienField, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, TueApr 27thruThuApr 29.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the BurlingtonBees; $7-$12; for tick-
ets, call (563)324-3000, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S Gaines St, Daven-
port, IA, http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Fri
7pm, Sat 6pm, Sun1pm, Mon11amFri Apr 30thruMonMay3.
PeoriaChiefs, vs the ClintonLumberKings; $6-$10; for tickets and
information, call 866-698-4253, O’BrienField, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, Fri Apr 30thruMonMay3.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the Beloit Snappers; for tickets and
information, call 563-242-0727, Alliant Energy Field, 537 Ballpark Drive,
Clinton, IA, http://clinton.lumberkings.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t500,
6:30pmTueMay4thruThuMay6.
PeoriaChiefs, vs the Cedar Rapids Kernels; $6-$10; for tickets and
information, call 866-698-4253, O’BrienField, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, TueMay4thruThuMay6.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the ClintonLumberKings; $7-$12;
for tickets, call (563)324-3000, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, Fri 7pm, Sat 6pm, Sun1pmFri May7, thruSunMay9.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs theWisconsinTimber Rattlers;
$7-$12; for tickets, call (563)324-3000, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S
Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, Mon&Tue 7pm, Wed1pmMonMay10thruWedMay
12.
PeoriaChiefs, vs the ClintonLumberKings; $6-$10; for tickets and
information, call 866-698-4253, O’BrienField, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, MonMay10thruWedMay12.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the Cedar Rapids Kernels; for tickets and
by students andarea artisans; for information, call 563-873-3491, Efgy
Mounds National , 151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.
gov/efmo, Sat Mar 6thruMonMar 8.
HollywoodLive! HostedByChris Okiishi, strut your stufdown
the redcarpet, watchyour favorite
movie awards show, andenjoy
plenty of fun, food, andcontests;
$5 suggesteddonation; for , call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East WashingtonSt., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 6pmSun
Mar 7.
IntheShadowof theRaid,
documentary about the largest
immigrationraidinUnitedStates
history andits economic impact on
a Guatemalanvillage; panel discus-
sionandreceptionwithflmmakers
andPostville community leaders
will follow; Spanishtranslation
available; free; for information,
contact Powell at 563/333-6045
or PowellLisaD@sau.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518
W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, 7pm
SunMar 7.
TheLifeof Mammals: Return
totheWater, a flminthe Darwin
Day Series; free, MacBride Auditori-
um, MacBride Hall, UI Campus, Iowa
City, IA, http://news-releases.uiowa.
edu/2010/january/012610flmseries.
html, 2pmSunMar 7.
Trains of theUpper Mis-
sissippi, a screeninginthe 47th
Annual Efgy Mounds FilmFestival,
themed“America the Beautiful”;
showings at 10am, noon, &2pm;
featuringart displays by students
andarea artisans; for information,
call 563-873-3491, Efgy Mounds
National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.
gov/efmo, Sat Mar 13thruMon
Mar 15.
NakedLunch, David
Cronenberg’s adaptationof William
S. Burroughs’ hallucinatory novel; $5;
for information, call 319-688-2653,
Englert Theatre, 221 East Washing-
tonSt., Iowa City, IA, http://www.
englert.org, 7pmSunMar 14.
ReturntoSweden, a presenta-
tionintheWorldAdventure Series,
witha post-flmdiscussionby flm-
makers andguest speakers; screen-
ings at 1, 4, &7pm; for information,
call 563-324-1933, PutnamMuseum
&IMAXTheatre, 1717W12thSt,
Davenport, IA, http://www.putnam.
org, TueMar 16.
AwayWeGo, a screeningof
the 2009 comedy starringJohnKra-
sinski, andpresentationinthe Of
Beat Independent FilmSeries; free
popcorn; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 6pmWedMar 17.
Hubble3-D, outback adventure
inIMAXformat; $7-$10; for informa-
tionandshowtimes, call 563-324-
1054, PutnamMuseum&IMAX
Theatre, 1717W12thSt, Davenport,
IA, http://www.putnam.org, Fri Mar
19thruThuMay27.
HolyCow, a screeninginthe
47thAnnual Efgy Mounds Film
Festival, themed“America the
Beautiful”; showings hourly from
10am-3pmonSaturday &Sunday,
and1pmonMonday; featuring
art displays by students andarea
artisans; for information, call 563-
873-3491, Efgy Mounds National
Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers
Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo,
Sat Mar 20thruMonMar 22.
Historyof theWorld; Part I,
Mel Brooks’ historical spoof; $5; for
information, call 319-688-2653, En-
glert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.englert.
org, 7pmSunMar 21.
KennySalwey, TheLast River
Rat, Emmy-winningBBCandDiscovery Channel flmonthe backwaters
andblufs of the Upper Mississippi River; withstorytellingby Salwey, a
Q&Aperiod, anda book-signing; all profts fromthe event will beneft
the Nahant Marsh; $5; for information, call 563-326-8820, Capitol
Theatre, 330W. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.thecapdavenport, 5
&7:30pmWedMar 24.
3rdAnnual TeenYouTubeRedCarpet Event, local teens unveil
their world-premiere videos onthe area’s largest screen; vote for your
favorite flm, withthe winners receivingcashanda trophy; for informa-
tion, call 563-326-7832, PutnamMuseum&IMAXTheatre, 1717W12th
St, Davenport, IA, ://www.davenportlibrary.com, 7pmThuMar 25.
Independent Films for Independent Minds, cutting-edge works
fromaroundthe world; free; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.des-
moinesartcenter.org, Fri 6:30pm, Sat
1pmFri Mar 26andSat Mar 27.
5thAnnual SierraClub
Environmental FilmFestival,
sponsoredby the EagleViewGroup
of the Club, Augustana College and
the RadishMagazine; featuring
screenings of the environmentally-
documentaries“Fresh”(10:30am),
“NoImpact Man”(noon), “Dirt”
(2pm)“ASea Change”(4pm), and
“Coal Country”(6pm), plus a 2pm
flmmakingworkshoptaught by
local independent andflmmaker
Ange Glade; free; for information, e-
mail KathrynAllenat kasavelie@aol.
com, OlinAuditorium, Augustana
College, Rock Island, IL, 10:30am
Sat Mar 27.
ASeaChange, documentary
screeninginthe Sierra Club’s 5th
Annual Environmental FilmFestival;
free; for information, e-mail Kathryn
Allenat kasavelie@aol.com, Olin
Auditorium, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, 4pmSat Mar 27.
Coal Country, documentary
screeninginthe Sierra Club’s 5th
Annual Environmental FilmFestival;
free; for information, e-mail Kathryn
Allenat kasavelie@aol.com, Olin
Auditorium, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, 6pmSat Mar 27.
Dirt, documentary screening
inthe Sierra Club’s 5thAnnual
Environmental FilmFestival; free;
for information, e-mail Kathryn
Allenat kasavelie@aol.com, Olin
Auditorium, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, 2pmSat Mar 27.
Fresh, documentary screening
inthe Sierra Club’s 5thAnnual
Environmental FilmFestival; free; for
information, e-mail KathrynAllen
at kasavelie@aol.com, OlinAudi-
torium, Augustana College, Rock
Island, IL, 10:30amSat Mar 27.
NoImpact Man, documentary
screeninginthe Sierra Club’s 5th
Annual Environmental FilmFestival;
free; for information, e-mail Kathryn
Allenat kasavelie@aol.com, Olin
Auditorium, Augustana College,
Rock Island, IL, 12pmSat Mar 27.
National ParkBears, a
screeninginthe 47thAnnual Efgy
Mounds FilmFestival, themed
“America the Beautiful”; showings
hourly from10am-3pmonSaturday
&Sunday, and1pmonMonday;
featuringart displays by students
andarea artisans; for information,
call 563-873-3491, Efgy Mounds
Monument, 151 Hwy 76, Harpers
Ferry, IA, http://www.nps.gov/efmo,
Sat Mar 27thruMonMar 29.
Highlander, actionfantasy
withChristopher Lambert andSean
Connery; $5; for information, call
319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221
East WashingtonSt., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.englert.org, 7pmSun
Mar 28.
ThePrincess &theFrog, the
Oscar-nominatedDisney cartoon
ina Family Movie Night presenta-
tion; bringsnacks anddrinks; free
popcornwill be provided; a Spring
Break Stay-cationprogram; free;
for information, call 563-285-4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6thAve.,
Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcoun-
tylibrary.org, 6pmWedMar 31.
TheDrummer, a screening
inthe Independent FilmSeries;
Taiwanese drama about a rebellious
sonforcedtofeeTaiwan; free, with
free popcornandbeverages, anda
discussionafterward; content may
not be suitable for all ages; for infor-
mation, call 309-732-7303 or e-mail
lockheart.lisa@rigov.org, Rock Island
Public Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockisland-
library.org, 6pmThuApr 1.
America’s Lost Landscape- TheTallgrass Prairie, a flminthe
EarthMonthSeries; free, MacBride , MacBride Hall, UI Campus, Iowa
City, IA, http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2010/january/012610flmseries.
Events
Adler Theatre
March through June
A
s the fnal guest in the Eastern
Iowa Community College District’s
“Viewpoint Distinguished Speakers Series”
for 2009-10, the Adler Teatre is proud
to host April 13’s evening with Mary
Robinson, the frst
woman to chair
the United Nations
Commission for
Human Rights,
and the frst female
president of Ireland.
“I was elected by the
women of Ireland,”
Robinson is quoted as saying, “who
instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the
system.” Te Adler, meanwhile, is planning
to rock the Quad Cities – quite literally, in
the case of three of the Davenport venue’s
springtime events. In conjunction with
the forthcoming release of their latest CD,
the multi-platinum-selling pop rockers of
Barenaked Ladies will take the Adler stage
on May 16, while rock classics of previous
eras are on hand in March 13’s multimedia
stage spectacular One Night with Queen,
and in June 5’s Spring Pops event The
Music of the Eagles, which fnds rock
vocalists and a full band harmonizing with
the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. More
classical compositions will be heard in the
symphony’s fnal Masterworks concerts of
the season – being performed on March
6 and April 10 – while coutry-music
chanteuse Miranda Lambert pays an area
visit on May 6, and the Oscar-winning
melodies of Alan Menken and Howard
Ashman will fll the Adler auditorium in
the May 19 and 20 productions of Disney’s
Beauty & the Beast. And speaking of
beasts, Larry the Cable Guy is about to
hit the Davenport stage! (Oh, come on ... .
Larry would think that was funny ... .) Te
Blue Collar comedian brings his “Tailgate
Party Tour” to the Adler on March 20,
and actually makes for a nice prelude to
Mary Robinson’s visit, as I understand
“Get ’er done!!!” was this close to being the
former president’s campaign slogan. Ha
ha ha! Heh heh ... hmm ... . Fine, I’ll leave
the jokes to Larry. Tickets to the Adler
Teatre’s springtime events are available
by calling (800)745-3000 or visiting
AdlerTeatre.com. – Mike Schulz
Mary Robinson
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
27
information, call 563-242-0727, Alliant Energy Field, 537 Ballpark Drive,
Clinton, IA, http://clinton.lumberkings.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t500,
Thu– Sat 6:30pm, Sun2pmThuMay13thruSunMay16.
NAIAMen’s Golf National Championship, St. Ambrose University
andthe QuadCities Convention&Visitors Bureauwill host the NAIA
Mens Golf National Championships, featuringtopgolfers fromacross
the country; for information, contact BrianThiessenat 563/333-6227 or
ThiessenBrianA@sau.edu, TPCat Deere Run, 3100 Heather Knoll, Silvis,
IL, http://web.sau.edu/mgolf, TueMay18thruFri May21.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the Kane County Cougars; for tickets and
information, call 563-242-0727, Alliant Energy Field, 537 Ballpark Drive,
Clinton, IA, http://clinton.lumberkings.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t500, Fri
&Sat 6:30pm, Sun2pm, Mon6:30pmFri May21thruMonMay24.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the Peoria Chiefs; $7-$12; for tickets,
call (563)324-3000, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S Gaines St, Davenport,
IA, http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, Fri 7pm,
Sat 6pm, Sun1pm, Mon11amFri May21thruMonMay24.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the BurlingtonBees; for tickets and
information, call 563-242-0727, Alliant Energy Field, 537 Ballpark Drive,
Clinton, IA, http://clinton.lumberkings.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t500,
6:30pmTueMay25thruThuMay27.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the Beloit Snappers; $7-$12; for
tickets, call (563)324-3000, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pmTueMay25thruThuMay27.
PeoriaChiefs, vs the Cedar Rapids Kernels; $6-$10; for tickets and
information, call 866-698-4253, O’BrienField, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, TueMay25thruThuMay27.
PeoriaChiefs, vs the Beloit Snappers; $6-$10; for tickets and
information, call 866-698-4253, O’BrienField, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria,
IL, http://www.peoriachiefs.com, Fri May28thruMonMay31.
ClintonLumberKings, vs the Lake County Captains; for tickets and
information, call 563-242-0727, Energy Field, 537 Ballpark Drive, Clinton,
IA, http://clinton.lumberkings.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t500, 7pmTue
Jun8thruWedJun9.
PeoriaChiefs, vs the LansingLugnuts; $6-$10; for tickets and
information, call 866-698-4253, ‘BrienField, 730 SWJeferson, Peoria, IL,
http://www.peoriachiefs.com, TueJun8.
QuadCities River Bandits, vs the SouthBendSilver Hawks;
$7-$12; for tickets, call (563)324-3000, ModernWoodmenPark, 209 S
Gaines St, Davenport, IA, http://quadcities.riverbandits.milb.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pmTueJun8andWedJun9.
Educational Options inHealthCareSeminar, for those interested
ina career inhealthcare but unsure of the options; presentedby Nan
Reddy, educational adviser, andSally Flesch, practical nursingprofessor;
inBuilding2, Room101; for information, call 309-796-5100, Black Hawk
College - QuadCity Campus, 6600 34thAve., Moline, IL, 1pmThuMar 4.
MECC- Local ContractingOpportunities, co-sponsoredby the
Minority Enterprise ConstructionCouncil; topics include weatheriza-
tion, leadabatement, home repair, andmore; free; for information,
call 563-326-6165, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pmThuMar 4.
Arthritis Foundation’sTakeControl withExerciseClass, low-
impact class canbe takeneither standingor sitting; gentle, joint-safe
exercises tohelprelieve stifness anddecrease pain; $6/session, $60/12
sessions; toregister, call 309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty Extension,
321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland,
Thursdays at 11amThuMar 4thruThuMar 25.
HealthyCooking&LunchwithDonna, learnnewrecipes,
howtomake traditional favorites more healthy, cookingwithherbs,
low-cost recipes, shoppingtips, meal planningona budget, andmore;
$6/session, $60/12 sessions; toregister, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island
County Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, Thursdays at noonThuMar 4thruThuMar 25.
HorticultureBrownBagLunchSeries, weekly sessions covering
anarray of gardeningtopics, fromperennials tovegetable gardening;
20-minute lecture, Q&A, andfellowship; $3-$5; for information, call
309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL,
http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, Thursdays at 12:30pmThu
Mar 4thruThuMar 25.
Small Business andConstruction, weekly course thruApr. 15,
co-sponsoredby the Minority ConstructionCouncil; for information,
call RedmondJones at 563-326-6165, Davenport Public Library (Main),
321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
Thursdays at 6pmThuMar 4thruThuApr 15.
Computer Classes, for information, call 309-755-9614, East Moline
Public Library, 740 16thAve., East Moline, IL, http://empl.lib.il.us, Fridays
at 9:30amFri Mar 5thruFri May28.
ACTPrepClass, Saturdays thruMar. 27; course will cover test day
procedures, test-takingtips, content for the English, math, science,
readingandwritingsections, andcalculator usage; the course materials
include the ofcial prepbook fromthe makers of the ACT withthree
practice tests; $145; toregister, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
OutreachCenter, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, 8:30amSat
Mar 6.
AmanaDemonstration/Presentation, free for members or with
museumadmission; for information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail
ach@gahc.org, GermanAmericanHeritage Center, 712W. 2ndSt., , IA,
http://www.gahc.org, 2pmSat Mar 6andSat Mar 13.
Sephardic Passover CookingDemonstration, withChef Monika
Sudakov; menufeatures RoastedPepper andTomatoSalad, Eggplant
Salad, Chicken, andChickpeaTagine, Hy-Vee Devils Glen, 2900 GlenRd,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.jfqc.org, 3pmSunMar 7.
SpringWreathClass, Learntomake seasonal decor for your front
door or entryway, andleave witha completedproject. $30 includes
supplies andcourse materials. Toregister, call 309-756-9978, ext. 10.,
Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.
extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 1pmSunMar 7.
2009NotreDameCertifcateinExecutiveManagement, 20-wk
series; providingthe latest business informationtomeet the fast-paced
challenges of today’s competitive business environment, this program
is designedfor owners, partners, executives, managers, directors and
other key personnel; for more information, contact Jennifer Prinz at
563-441-9950, St. Ambrose University College for Professional Studies,
1950 E 54thSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/pdc, 4:30pmMon
Mar 8.
St. AmbroseMaster of EducationinTeachingInfoSession, for
workingteachers; earnyour master of educationinteachingdegree
intwoyears; graduates will alsocomplete the portfoliorequirements
tobecome Nationally BoardCertifed; free; for more information,
contact SusanJamesonat 563-388-7660, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose
University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/medt,
4pmMonMar 8.
St. AmbroseUniversityFreemanPollardMinorityScholarship
Day, reserve by Mar. 8 for Mar. 27 event; learnmore about scholarships
duringthis special event for minority students currently accepted
or interestedinattendingSt. Ambrose; free; for information, contact
MeganBush, 333-6002 or BushMeganL@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu, 9amMonMar 8.
2010Hopefor HomeownersWorkshop, covers suchinformation
as Alternatives toForeclosure, ReviewingYour Budget, Preparingto
Talk toYour Lender, Makinga Home-Afordable Plan, andmore; ; for
information, call 563-355-9900, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.qcdollarwise.org, 6pmTueMar 9.
Fanciful Eggs, designedfor adults interestedinmakingtheir
ownSpringdecorations for their homes; make your owntraditional
UkranianPysanky Eggs; bringyour ownaprons anddisposable gloves if
desired; take home a basketful of beautifully designedeggs; $25, Rock
IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, https://webs.exten-
sion.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=4242, 5:30pmTueMar 9.
Pasta&Sauces, Tuesdays at 1:30-3pmor 5:30-7pm; a class to
discover pasta andsauce dishes that will expandyour daily-meal
choices threefold; $10; toregister, call 309-756-9978 Ext 10, Rock Island
County Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, TueMar 9thruTueMar 23.
CertifedHandlers CICCourse, for information, call 563-359-7577,
Scott County Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA,
http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 9amWedMar 10.
Basic Internet Class, walk-incourse for those seekingbasic
computer skills; for information, call 309-732-7303, Rock IslandPublic
Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.lib.il.us,
Wednesdays at 9amWedMar 10thruWedDec 29.
Business Xchange, share your“commercial”witha diferent guest
every 6 minutes, allowingyoutomeet 10 newcontacts at eachevent;
at the endof eachevent, eachattendee will receive a networkinglist,
whichwill allowthemtofollowuponall contacts made at the event;
$15-$25; toregister, call 309--5416, HamptonInn&Suites, 5290 Utica
Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA, http://www.quadcitychamber.com, 11:30am
WedMar 10.
CreatingaResumeinWord, noappointment needed; inthe
Computer Lab, ground-foor level; for , call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.ripl.
lib.il.us, Wednesdays at 11amWedMar 10thruWedDec 29.
MECC- BiddingWorkshop, co-sponsoredby the Minority Enter-
prise ConstructionCouncil; topics include developingweatherization
bids, general constructionbidding, andmore; free; for information,
call 563-326-6165, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pmThuMar 11.
YouthDevelopment Academy: ProgramPlanning&Evaluation,
comprehensive trainingprogramfor adults, ledby youtheducators
Jennifer Best andDiane Baker; learnthe basics of accomplishingyour
youth-development goals andshowingoutcomes toboards and
funders; $15; for information, call 309-756-9978, Scott County Exten-
sion, 875Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.extension.
uiuc.edu/rockisland, 9:30amFri Mar 12.
CookingwithSpices &Container Gardening, learnwhichspices
compliment whichfoods, andtechniques for creatinguseful and
aesthetically pleasingcontainer vegetable gardendesigns; ledby
Donna Buechler andTracy Mulliken; free; toregister, call 309-756-9978
Ext 10, Christ Episcopal Church, 2100 2ndSt N, Clinton, IA, http://www.
extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 1:30pmSat Mar 13.
BeginningGenealogyWorkshop, learnall aspects of genealogy,
includingrecord-keeping, gettingstarted, gatheringvital records, how
touse the state andfederal census, usingnewspapers for research,
more; for informationandtoregister, call 563-326-7902, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 8:30pmSat Mar 13thruSunMar 14.
HomeGrownChallengeVegetableGardeningBoot Camp, local
experts give advice onhowyoucanmaximize your vegetable crops for
the spring, summer andfall gardens; programbegins witha keynote
address by Dr. Michael Woods entitled“ExtendingYour Possibilities with
the focus ongardenlayout andsquare foot gardening; participants will
rotate betweenthree 45 minute interactive presentations onSpring
Gardens, Summer Gardens, andFall Gardens witheachsessioncover-
ingthe various products of that season, planting, harvesting, varieties,
andcommonstruggles; $15; register at 309-756-9978, Rock Island
County Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.
org, 12pmSunMar 14.
Fabulous After 50+, learnhowtoopenyour mindtoall things
youthful but withanadult attitude; wear the latest trends, make-up,
hairstyles andaccessories by dressingfromthe inside out, startingwith
self-esteem; $25; toregister, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
OutreachCenter, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, 6pmMon
Mar 15.
PrivatePesticideTesting, for information, call 563-359-7577,
Scott County Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA,
http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 10amMonMar 15.
SharePoint for Developers, thruMar 19; for information, call
563-441-1515 or e-mail learning@nhquadcities.com, NewHorizons
Computer LearningCenter, 1033 E 53rdSt, Davenport, , http://newhori-
zonsqc.com/, MonMar 15.
Team-BasedProject Management, learntomanage, lead,
infuence, andmotivate teammembers inorder toget the best
possible performance fromeachindividual; for information, contact
Jennifer Prinz at 563/441-9950 or PrinzJenniferL@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
University College for Professional Studies, 1950 E 54thSt, Davenport,
July 23, 2008 July 23, 2008 March 4, 2010 APPEAL TO IGNORANCE
February 18 Answers: Page 36 Edited by Justin Lynn Morris
ACROSS
1. Light-rail vehicle
5. Coalition
9. Goalie’s place
13. _ Edna Everage
17. Flora and fauna
18. Fate, in Greek myth
19. Rise
20. “_ go bragh!”
21. Braids
23. Start of a quip by Douglas Adams:
3 wds.
25. Gamble
26. Cofee beverage
27. Intelligence
29. Snoots
30. Behave theatrically
32. Compliant answer
33. Fitting
34. Part 2 of quip: 4 wds.
43. Chanteuse
44. Smallest animal
45. Purloined
46. Ending for journal or legal
47. _ laureate
48. The middle class
51. _ -dieu
52. Overhead railways
53. Throws
54. Valley
55. Delivered from sin
56. Demoralize
58. Tender
60. Relatives of badgers
61. Sublet
62. Part 3 of quip
63. Horse’s gait
64. Unrufed
67. Ofspring of Aphrodite
68. Racing vehicles
72. Errands
73. Son of Isaac
75. Coil of yarn
76. Greek letter
77. Samovars
78. Reversing
82. Razor brand
83. Drink served at Christmas
84. Skilled
85. Spinks or Uris
86. Old Testament book
88. Part 4 of quip: 5 wds.
92. Liq. measures
93. Hopper
94. Classic cookies
95. Old Italian coin
98. Vapor
101. Asian garment
103. LPs’ successors
106. End of the quip: 2 wds.
108. Unbalanced
111. “_ Misbehavin’”
112. Princess
113. Musical sounds
114. “The Gold-Bug” author
115. Repetition
116. Declines (with “out”)
117. Paradise
118. Gypsy gents
DOWN
1. Prong
2. Corruption
3. Broke a fast
4. Fictional detective
5. Sloop
6. Dwell
7. Output from a mine
8. Part of VCR
9. Talk idly
10. Afected manners
11. Merriment
12. Tolkien creature
13. Spanish explorer
14. One of the Olympians
15. Speck
16. Baseball’s Slaughter
17. Napkin of a kind
18. Measuring device
22. Afoat
24. Loosen, in a way
28. Masc. title
31. Mil. ofcer
32. Yin and _
33. To _ _ (precisely)
34. Mayo with garlic
35. Faith
36. “Ben _”
37. Serviceable
38. Freedom from difculty
39. Integument
40. Efrontery
41. Dogwood tree
42. Requirements
43. Drove recklessly
49. Newspaper item, for short
50. Fiends
51. LuPone or LaBelle
53. Legal claims
55. Wading bird
57. Readies
58. Structural brace
59. Cry of surprise
60. Plant in an orchard: 2 wds.
63. Lighter- _ -air
64. Smarted
65. Gafe
66. 1960s rock star
67. Dry land
68. Coarse cotton fabric
69. Ophthalmologist’s instrument
70. Cast
71. Fly
73. Holiday times
74. Clan
78. Concern of bet makers
79. Last
80. Means of control
81. “Wynken, Blynken and _”
82. _ _ time (never)
84. Chekhov
87. Biting insect: slang
89. News ofering
90. Arab garment
91. Standards
95. Headliner
96. The Buckeye State
97. Time of fasting
98. Switch
99. Pavilion
100. Discord personifed
101. New Year’s Eve word
102. _ Corner
104. Twosomes
105. Compass heading
107. Marquee notice
109. Turf
110. Devilfsh
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
28
totake home; bringa mixingbowl, fork, apron, rollingpin, an8 or
9-inchpie pan, a pastry blender anda pastry clothif youhave one ; $10;
toregister, call 309-756-9978 Ext 10, Rock IslandExtension, 321W2nd
Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, ThuApr 1.
MBAInfoSession, aninternationally recognizedandaccredited
programoferingbothpart-time andfull-time options, gearedtomeet
the needs of workingprofessionals, recent college graduates, and
those makinga career change; for information, call Tammy Reichelt at
563-333-6354, St. Ambrose University ContinuingStudies &Confer-
ence Center, 1950 E. 54thSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/mba,
4pmWedApr 7.
Master of AccountingInformationSession, prepares individuals
for professional careers in, includingpublic andgovernmental
accounting-anultimately for leadershippositions inthe worldof
business; for information, call Tammy Reichelt at 563-333-6354, St.
Ambrose University ContinuingStudies &Conference Center, 1950 E.
54thSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/macc, pmWedApr 7.
Master of ScienceinInformationTechnologyManagment Info
Session, ofers a blendof informationsystems theory andbusiness
management that provides the skills neededtosuccessfully manage
the IT department withina corporate environment; for information,
call Tammy Reichelt at 563-333-6354, St. Ambrose University Continu-
ingStudies &Conference Center, 1950 E. 54thSt., Davenport, IA,
http://www.sau.edu/msitm, 4pmWedApr 7.
St. AmbroseUniversityBusiness GraduateDegreePrograms
InformationSession, learnmore about St. Ambrose University busi-
ness graduate programs: MBA, Master of Organizational Leadership,
Master of Accounting, Master of Science inInformationTechnology,
andDoctor of Business Administration; for information, call Tammy
Reichelt at 563-333-6354, NewVentures Center, 331W. 3rdSt., Daven-
port, IA, 4pmWedApr 7.
MECC- OpenHouse, co-sponsoredby the Minority Enterprise
ConstructionCouncil; features member andcompany recognition,
presentations by local electedofcials, andmore; free; for information,
call 563-326-6165, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pmThuApr 8.
MBAInfoSession, aninternationally recognizedandaccredited
programoferingbothpart-time andfull-time options, gearedtomeet
the needs of workingprofessionals, recent college graduates, and
those makinga career change; for information, call Tammy Reichelt at
563-333-6354, KirkwoodCommunity College, 6301 KirkwoodBlvd.,
Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.sau.edu/mba, 4:30pmMonApr 12.
2010Hopefor HomeownersWorkshop, covers suchinformation
as Alternatives toForeclosure, ReviewingYour Budget, Preparingto
Talk toYour Lender, Makinga Home-Afordable Plan, andmore; free;
for information, call 563-355-9900, Broadway PresbyterianChurch, 710
23rdSt., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcdollarwise.org, 6pmTueApr 13.
HowtoCommunicate, InfuenceandNegotiateinProject
Management’, thruApr. 15; equipyourself withthe skills needed
for the administrative aspects of your job, includingcommunication,
infuencingandnegotiation, as well as problem-solving, goal-setting,
scheduling, andtracking; for information, contact Jennifer Prinz at
563/441-9950 or PrinzJenniferL@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University
College for Professional Studies, 1950 E 54thSt, Davenport, IA, http://
www.sau.edu/pdc, TueApr 13.
St. AmbroseUniversity/NotreDameSupervisor Program,
designedfor supervisors, managers andteamleaders; increase your
efectiveness as a manager andgainpractical newskills inthe areas
of management, resource allocationandemployee development;
for information, call Denise Hollonbeck at 563-441-9950, St. Ambrose
University College for Professional Studies, 1950 E 54thSt, Davenport,
IA, 8:30amTueApr 13andWedApr 14.
Business Xchange, share your“commercial”witha diferent guest
every 6 minutes, allowingyoutomeet 10 newcontacts at eachevent;
at the endof eachevent, eachattendee will receive a networkinglist,
whichwill allowthemtofollowuponall contacts made at the event;
$15-$25; toregister, call 309-757-5416, HamptonInn&Suites, 5290
Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA, http://www.quadcitychamber.com,
11:30amWedApr 14.
MECC- HeavyEquipment Training, co-sponsoredby the
Minority Enterprise ConstructionCouncil; topics include operating
engineers, JohnDeere, andmore; free; for information, call 563-326-
6165, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pmThuApr 15.
St. AmbroseUniversityMaster of EducationinTeachingInfo
Session, for workingteachers; earnyour master of educationinteach-
ingdegree intwoyears; graduates will alsocomplete the portfolio
requirements tobecome Nationally BoardCertifed; for information,
call SusanJamesonat 563-388-, Quad-Cities Graduate Study Center,
639 38thSt, Rock Island, IL, 4pmThuApr 15.
YouthDevelopment Academy: MakingLearningFun, com-
prehensive trainingprogramfor adults, by youtheducators Jennifer
Best andDiane Baker; learntoemploy games, activities, experiments,
andcrafts inyour educational techniques; $15; for information, call
309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL,
http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 9:30amFri Apr 16.
Master FoodPreserveTrainingProgram, May 3-5, 10, &11; an
intensive fve-day trainingprogramdesignedtoteachparticipants the
basics of safe home foodpreservationtechniques; topics include Food
Safety andFreezingFoods, BoilingWater Process, Pressure Canning,
PicklingandDryingFoods, andJams &Jellies; class times include lec-
ture, demonstration, andhands-onlabsettings where participants will
practice current recommendedhome foodpreservationtechniques;
$175; for informationor toregister, call 309-756-9978 Ext 10, University
of Illinois Extension, 4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East Moline, IL,
http://www.yourextension.org, 9amMonMay3.
eXtremeProject Management, learnhowtoaddress the unique
challenges of eXtreme projects, managingboththe mechanics and
the dynamics; for more information, contact Jennifer Prinz at 563-441-
9950 or PrinzJenniferL@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University College for
Professional Studies, 1950 E 54thSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/pdc, TueMay4thruThuMay6.
MBAInfoSession, aninternationally recognizedandaccredited
programoferingbothpart-time andfull-time options, gearedtomeet
the needs of workingprofessionals, recent college graduates, and
those makinga career change; for information, call Tammy Reichelt at
563-333-6354, St. Ambrose ContinuingStudies &Conference Center,
1950 E. 54thSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/msitm, 12pmTue
May11.
Master of AccountingInformationSession, prepares individuals
for professional careers inaccounting, includingpublic andgovern-
mental accounting-anultimately for leadershippositions inthe world
of business; for information, call Tammy Reichelt at 563-333-6354, St.
Ambrose ContinuingStudies &Conference Center, 1950 E. 54thSt.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/macc, 12pmTueMay11.
Master of ScienceinInformationTechnologyManagement Info
Session, ofers a blendof informationsystems theory andbusiness
management that provides the skills neededtosuccessfully manage
the IT department withina corporate environment; for information,
call Tammy Reichelt at 563-333-6354, St. Ambrose ContinuingStudies
&Conference Center, 1950 E. 54thSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/msitm, 12pmTueMay11.
St. AmbroseUniversityBusiness GraduateDegreePrograms
InformationSession, learnmore about St. Ambrose University busi-
ness graduate programs: MBA, Master of Organizational Leadership,
Master of Accounting, Master of Science inInformationTechnology,
andDoctor of Business Administration; for information, contact Tammy
Reichelt at 563-333-6354 or ReicheltTammyS@sau.edu, NewVentures
Center, 331W. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/gradstudies,
12pmTueMay11.
Business Xchange, share your“commercial”witha diferent guest
every 6 minutes, allowingyoutomeet 10 newcontacts at eachevent;
at the endof eachevent, eachattendee will receive a networkinglist,
whichwill allowthemtofollowuponall contacts made at the event;
$15-$25; toregister, call 309-757-5416, HamptonInn&Suites, 5290
Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA, http://www.quadcitychamber.com,
11:30amWedMay12.
Disaster Planning, ResponseandRecoveryProjects, under the
guidance of anexperiencedleader andproject manager, assemble
the a basic project management framework for meetingresponse and
recovery objectives; informationcontact Jennifer Prinz at 563/441-9950
or PrinzJenniferL@sau.edu, . Ambrose University College for Profes-
sional Studies, 1950 E 54thSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/pdc,
TueMay18thruThuMay20.
St. AmbroseUniversityMaster of EducationinTeachingInfo
Session, for information, e-mail JamesonSusanM@sau.edu, Rogalski
Center - St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, 4pm
TueMay18.
Congratulations, You’veBeenPromoted! (NowWhat?) 9Ideas
toHelpyouKickButt inYour NewRoleas Manager, $15-$20; web-
cast sponsoredbyYoungProfessionals of the QuadCities; toregister,
call 309-757-5416, 11:30amWedMay19.
MBAInfoSession, aninternationally recognizedandaccredited
programoferingbothpart-time andfull-time options, gearedtomeet
the needs of workingprofessionals, recent college graduates, andthose
makinga career change; for information, call Tammy Reichelt at 563-
333-6354, KirkwoodCommunity College, 6301 KirkwoodBlvd., Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.sau.edu/mba, 4:30pmMonMay24.
Summer &PatrioticWreathClass, Learntomake seasonal decor
for your front door or entryway, andleave witha completedproject.
$30 includes supplies andcourse materials. Toregister, call 309-756-
9978, ext. 10., Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL,
http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 1pmSunJun6.
Business Xchange, share your“commercial”witha diferent guest
every 6 minutes, allowingyoutomeet 10 newcontacts at eachevent;
at the endof eachevent, eachattendee will receive a networkinglist,
whichwill allowthemtofollowuponall contacts made at the event;
$15-$25; toregister, call 309-757-5416, HamptonInn&Suites, 5290
Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA, http://www.quadcitychamber.com,
11:30amWedJun9.
Classes, Lectures, & Events
Alzheimer’s andaBrain-HealthyDiet, witha guest speaker
discussingthe benefts of brain-healthy diet, anda free samplingofna
variety of foods that promote healthy brainfunction; for information,
call 563-359-0100, Senior Center, 28 S. LinnSt., Iowa City, IA, 6pmThu
Mar 4.
St. AmbroseCritical Collaborationfor HealthCareProfession-
als, one-day workshopfor all healthcare professionals designedto
improve workingrelationships, increase personal efectiveness, and
developa healthier work environment; $195; for more information,
contact Denise Hollonbeck at 563/441-9950, St. Ambrose University
College for Professional Studies, 1950 E 54thSt, Davenport, IA, http://
www.sau.edu/pdc, 8amThuMar 4.
Heartsaver First AIDwithCPR/AED, $75; for informationandto
register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health
System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 8amSat Mar 6.
Surgical Weight Loss Seminar, for those who’ve hadbariatric
surgery or are exploringthe option; free; for informationandtoregister,
call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6pmMonMar 8.
OHWOW(OptimumHealth, Work-Outs for Women), onMon-
days; a 45-minute, results-basedworkout ledby experiencedtrainers;
for information, call 563-370-2359 oe-mail bodyandsoulpt@yahoo.
com, Body andSoul Personal Training, 2806 EasternAve, Cottage #7,
Davenport, IA, Mondays at 5:30pmMonMar 8thruMonDec 27.
Great Expectations, free pregnancy course; for informationandto
register, call 309-779-2000 or 877--8899, Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 5:30pmTueMar 9.
Infant CareClass, inIll.; for informationandtoregister, call 309-
779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity HealthSystem, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 6:30pmTueMar 9.
Health-CareProvider CPRRenewal Class, for those workingin
the health-care feldor day-care providers; $45; for informationand
toregister, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional Health
System, http://www.trinityqc.com, 7:30 &10:30amTueMar 9.
SmokingCessationWorkshop, Wednesdays thruMar. 31; $20/
person, $30/couple; for informationandtoregister, call 309-779-2000
Theatre
Comedies and Dramas
March through June
T
his spring, local theatre-goers will have
the chance to see stage productions that
cover just about every conceivable genre. Of
course, with more than 20 works to choose
from, that was pretty much a given, wasn’t
it? Comedy fans will certainly be covered:
Te Playcrafers Barn Teatre presents Te
O’Conner Girls (opening March 11) and the
joke-flled mystery Any Number Can Die
(May 7); the Richmond Hill Barn Teatre
delivers romantic farce in Funny Valentines
(June 3); Scott Community College tackles
Neil Simon with Jake’s Women (April 8); St.
Ambrose University’s studio theatre ofers
dark humor in Sexual Perversity in Chicago
(March 25); and New Ground Teatre ofers
even darker humor in Mr. Marmalade (May
27). Tose seeking more dramatic fare will
fnd it at Iowa City’s Riverside Teatre, in
the one-man show Killadelphia: Mixtape of
a City (March 5) and the war saga Mary’s
Wedding (April 1), while drama mixed
with laughs will be on hand in Richmond
Hill’s Marvin’s Room (April 15), Black
Hawk College’s two-fer of Lanford Wilson
one-acts, Wilson’s Duo (April 15), and the
staged readings in Augustana College’s
2010 Quad City Playwrights’ Festival (May
15). Entertainment for the young uns can
be found in Davenport Junior Teatre’s
Te Adventure of Aesop & His Fables (April
29), and in the Timber Lake Playhouse’s
Hyronomous A. Frog (May 11). And if you’re
feeling a hankering for the classics, you’re
in luck. Not only is St. Ambrose presenting
Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex (April 15) and
Augustana staging Chekhov’s Te Seagull
(April 29), but the classical-theatre troupe
the Prenzie Players will deliver two works
this spring: Shakespeare’s infrequently-
produced Troilus & Cressida (March 18),
and Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac
(May 13). Do your best to attend that latter
one, ’cause I’ll know if you don’t. (And you
thought I was pushy about theatre before
I started getting cast in plays ... .) – Mike
Schulz
Sean Christopher Lewis in Killadelphia
IA, http://www.sau.edu/pdc, TueMar 16thruThuMar 18.
2010Hopefor HomeownersWorkshop, covers suchinformation
as Alternatives toForeclosure, Your Budget, PreparingtoTalk toYour
Lender, Makinga Home-Afordable
Plan, andmore; free; for information,
call 563-355-9900, Boys andGirls
Club, 1702 Iowa St, Davenport, IA,
http://www.qcdollarwise.org, 10am
WedMar 17.
Re-WorkYour Wardrobe&
Re-Invent Yourself, learnhowto
layer, accessorize anddecide what to
throwout andwhat tohave altered;
$25; toregister, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College OutreachCenter,
301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline,
IL, 6pmWedMar 17.
MECC- FinishingYour Business
Plan, co-sponsoredby the Minority
Enterprise ConstructionCouncil; free;
for information, call 563-326-6165,
Davenport Public Library (Main),
321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
6pmThuMar 18.
SAUSchool of Social Work
CEUEvent: BuildingResilient
Communities/Social Work
Interventions inDisasters, build
emergency preparedness andre-
sponse competencies amongsocial
workers andalliedmental health
professionals; $15; for information,
e-mail YeagerJeannineR@sau.eduor
msw@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St.
Ambrose University, 518W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.
edu/msw, 1pmThuMar 18.
MCITP: Server Administra-
tor CertifcationTrack- 6425,
get certifedfor Windows Server
2008 withtracks toprepare you
for exams 70-642, 70-640, and
70-646; for information, call 563-
441-1515, ext 702, NewHorizons
Computer LearningCenter, 1033 E
53rdSt, Davenport, IA, http://www.
nhquadcities.com, MonMar 22
thruFri Mar 26.
GermanLevel I, Tuesdays
thruJune 15; vocabulary topics
include greetings, introductions,
tellingabout yourself andyour
family, useful expressions, numbers,
food, restaurants &eating, hotels,
andovernight accommodations;
grammar topics include subject and
object pronouns, the many German
words for“the”and“you,”present
tense forms of verbs, nouns and
plurals, diferences inGermanand
Englishwordorder, introductionto
adjectives, adverbs, andpreposi-
tions; $95-$115; for information
or toregister, call 563-322-8844,
GermanAmericanHeritage Center,
712W. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://
www.gahc.org, 5pmTueMar 23.
GermanLevel II, Tuesdays thru
June 15; Prerequisite: GermanI or
some basic knowledge of German
language; vocabulary andconversa-
tiontopics include numbers, telling
time, trainandair travel, shopping,
healthcare &goingtothe doctor
inGermany, entertainment, and
recreation; grammar topics include
a reviewof Level I as needed, past
andfuture tense forms of verbs,
more about usingadjectives,
adverbs, pronouns, andpreposi-
tions, andcontinuedpractice with
Germanwordorder; $95-$115;
for informationor toregister, call
563-322-8844, GermanAmerican
Heritage Center, 712W. 2ndSt.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org,
7pmTueMar 23.
ExploringEngineering
Careers, reserve by Mar. 24 for Mar.
31 event; enjoy pizza andspeak
withengineeringprofessionals,
faculty andstudents; bringa friend
or your parents andfndout about
your future inengineering, includ-
ingindustrial, chemical, mechanical
andbio-medical engineering; to
, contact Engineering@sau.edu,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.sau.edu/msw, 5:30pmWedMar 24.
FiveThings theCEOWantsYoutoKnow, But ProbablyHasn’t
Mentioned, $15-$20; webcast byYoungProfessionals of the Quad
Cities; toregister, call 309-757-5416, Iowa QuadCities Chamber of
Commerce, 130W. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.tibp.com/cgi-
bin/foxweb.dll/wlx/cal/wlxprofle?caleid=143&cc=IQCCCOM, 11:30am
WedMar 24.
2010Hopefor HomeownersWorkshop, covers suchinformation
as Alternatives toForeclosure, ReviewingYour Budget, Preparingto
Talk toYour Lender, Makinga Home-Afordable Plan, andmore; free; for
information, call 563-355-9900, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16thAve.,
East Moline, IL, http://www.qcdol-
larwise.org, 4pmThuMar 25.
Compostingfor Results!,
a fve-week course designedto
extendcompostinginformation
tothe public throughvolunteers;
learnabout backyardcomposting,
structures, ingredients for successful
composting, the biology &physiol-
ogy of compost, andmore; $75-$125;
for information, call 309-756-, Rock
IslandCounty Extension, 321W2nd
Ave, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.
uiuc.edu/rockisland, 5:30pmThu
Mar 25.
ComprehensivePlanning:
LookingintotheFuture, the focus
of this programwill be tohighlight
communities whohave successfully
completeda comprehensive plan
andhowthat informationguided
the policy decisions of local govern-
ment ofcials; a teleconference with
university faculty, representatives
of state andfederal agencies, and
community leaders withexperience
inthe issues andchallenges faced
by local ofcials; register at least one
day inadvance at 309-756-9978 Ext
10, University of Illinois Extension,
4450 Kennedy Drive Suite 3, East
Moline, IL, http://www.extension.
uiuc.edu/rockisland, 3pmThu
Mar 25.
Dick&JaneMeet Technology:
LibraryOnlineResources, Julia
Cozadwill teachthis class for begin-
ners totechnology onusingthe
librarys online resources, including
searchingthe online book database,
placingholds, reservingcomputers,
andmore; for information, call 563-
344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 6:30pmThuMar 25.
MECC- WeatherizationTrain-
ing, co-sponsoredby the Minority
Enterprise ConstructionCouncil;
hands-ontrainingandcertifcation
withthe State of Iowa; free; for
information, call 563-326-6165,
Davenport Public Library (Main),
321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
6pmThuMar 25.
Master Composter Program,
scheduledThursdays andSaturdays
thruMay 20; learnabout backyard
composting, structures; ingredients
for successful composting; the
biology &physiology of compost;
compostingmethods, aerobic &
anaerobic composting; composting
withworms; compostingbin
constructing, andmuchmore;
$75 +10 hrs service ($50 will be
refundeduponcompletionof ser-
vice hours). or $125; toregister, call
309-756-9978, QuadCity Botanical
Center, 2525 4thAve., Rock Island,
IL, http://www.yourextension.org,
5:30pmThuMar 25.
Easter Gathering, 1:30-3pm
or 5:30-7pm; Donna Buechler
provides tips, recipes, andideas
for breakfast, brunch, lunchand
dinner options; $10; toregister, call
309-756-9978 Ext 10, Rock Island
County Extension, 321W2ndAve,
Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, TueMar 30.
MECC- ManagingaDiverse
Worksite, co-sponsoredby the
Minority Enterprise Construction
Council; topics include managing
sub-contractors, managingthe
expectations of prime contractors,
and; free; for information, call 563-
326-6165, Davenport Public Library
(Main), 321 MainStreet, Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.
com, 6pmThuApr 1.
Pastry, Pies, Tarts andTurnovers, 1:30-3pmor 5:30-7pm; with
Shirley Camp; learnhowtomake basic pie crust dough, thenuse the
doughtomake a one-crust pie shell, anindividual tart, anda turnover
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
29
or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional HealthSystem, http://www.trinityqc.
com, 6pmWedMar 10.
AARPDrivingSafety, $12-$14; for informationandtoregister,
call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 12:30pmThuMar 11andFri Mar 12.
ChildbirthPreparationCourse,
inIll.; Thursdays thruApr. 1; topics
include anatomy andphysiology
of labor andbirth, breathingand
relaxationtechniques, role of the
labor partner, hospital procedures,
obstetric painmanagement, Cesarean
birthandpostpartumcare; $50;
for informationandtoregister, call
309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity
Regional HealthSystem, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 6:30pmThuMar 11.
YoungAdult Cancer Sym-
posium, Gilda’s Clubof the Quad
Cities invites youngadults witha
cancer diagnosis andtheir families
toattenda free one-day symposium
withspecial workshoptopics geared
tomeet your needs; withkeynote
speaker Jonny Imerman, the founder
of ImermanAngels that connects a
personfghtingcancer today with
someone whohas beatenthe same
type of cancer; sponsoredby Genen-
techBioOncology; free; registration
requiredat 563-326-7504, Gilda’s
ClubQuadCities, 1234 E River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.gildas-
clubqc.org, 9amSat Mar 13.
Breastfeeding: AGift for Baby,
inIA; for informationandtoregister,
call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899,
Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6:30pm
MonMar 15.
ChildbirthPreparationCourse,
inIll.; Mondays thruApr. 5; topics
include anatomy andphysiology
labor andbirth, breathingand
relaxationtechniques, role of the
labor partner, hospital procedures,
obstetric painmanagement,
Cesareanbirthandpostpartumcare;
$50; for informationandtoregister,
call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899,
Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6:30pm
MonMar 15.
LookGood... Feel Better, inIL;
beauty techniques for female cancer
patients; volunteer cosmetologists
teachwomenhowtocope with
skinchanges andhair loss usingfree
cosmetics andskincare products
donatedby the cosmetic industry;
free; for informationandtoregister,
call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899,
Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6pmMon
Mar 15.
Breastfeeding: AGift for Baby,
inIL; for informationandtoregister,
call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899,
Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6:30pm
TueMar 16.
Surgical Weight Loss Seminar,
for those who’ve hadbariatric
surgery or are exploringthe option;
free; for informationandtoregister,
call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899,
Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6pmTue
Mar 16.
StayingOnTopof Medicare
Coverage, informationandanswers
toyour Medicare questions from
SHIIP counselor Darrell Lietz; for
information, call 563-344-4175;
individual appointments canalso
be scheduledby callingthe SHIIP
ofce at 563-421-1096, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 9amWed
May19.
Health-CareProvider CPR
Renewal Class, for those working
inthe health-care feldor day-care ;
$45; for informationandtoregister,
call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899,
Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 4pmTue
Mar 23.
NutritionBefore, During, and
After CancerTherapy, free; for
informationandtoregister, call 309-
-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional HealthSystem, http://www.
trinityqc.com, 5:30pmThuMar 25.
WelcometoGrandparenthood!, inIA; for informationandto
register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-, Trinity Regional HealthSystem,
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6:30pmTueMar 30.
ChildbirthPreparationCourse, inIll.; Wednesdays thruApr. 21;
topics include anatomy andphysiology of labor andbirth, breathing
andrelaxationtechniques, role of the labor partner, hospital proce-
dures, obstetric painmanagement, Cesareanbirthandpostpartum
care; $50; for informationandto
register, call 309-779-2000 or 877-
242-8899, Trinity Regional Health
System, http://www.trinityqc.com,
6:30pmWedMar 31.
NutritionBefore, During, and
After CancerTherapy, aTrinity
dietitianwill discuss nutrient needs
before, during, andafter cancer;
informationoncommonherbal
andvitaminsupplements andan-
tioxidants; free; for information, call
309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899,
Trinity Regional HealthSystem, 5pm
ThuApr 29.
Movement Disorders of Sleep,
presentedby JohnWright, M.D.;
free; for information, call 563-421-
1523, Genesis Heart Institute, 1236
East Rusholme Street, Davenport,
IA, http://www.genesishealth.com,
6pmTueMay4.
StayingOnTopof Medicare
Coverage, informationandanswers
toyour Medicare questions from
SHIIP counselor Darrell Lietz; for
information, call 563-344-4175;
individual appointments canalso
be scheduledby callingthe SHIIP
ofce at 563-421-1096, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 9amWed
May19.
GROUPS
Scott County/CASI Caregiver
Support Group, onthe frst Mon-
day of the month; provides counsel-
ingandresource informationfor
those whoare caringfor a senior
lovedone, andfor grandparents
currently raisinggrandchildren; $3
lunchavailable; for information,
call 309-277-0167 or 800-798-0988,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, 11amMonMar 8thruMon
Dec 6.
AledoCaregiver Support
Group, onthe secondThursday of
the month; provides counseling
andresource informationfor those
whoare caringfor a senior loved
one, andfor grandparents currently
raisinggrandchildren; cofee and
cookies provided; for information,
call 309-277-0167 or 800-798-0988,
Mercer County Senior Center, 137W.
MainStreet, Aledo, IL, 1:30pmThu
Mar 11thruThuDec 9.
GeneseoCaregiver Support
Group, onthe secondThursday of
the month; provides counseling
andresource informationfor those
whoare caringfor a senior loved
one, andfor grandparents currently
raisinggrandchildren; heldinthe
conference roomby the lunch
room; for information, call 309-277-
0167 or 800-798-0988, Hammond
Henry Hospital, 600 N. College Ave.,
Geneseo, IL, 12pmThuMar 11thru
ThuDec 9.
Moline/InTouchCaregiver
Support Group, provides counsel-
ingandresource informationfor
those whoare caringfor a senior
lovedone, andfor grandparents
currently raisinggrandchildren;
lunchprovided; for information, call
309-277-0167 or 800-798-0988, In
TouchAdult Day Care, 4011 Avenue
the Cities, Moline, IL, noonTue
Mar 16.
Moline/SageCenter“After-
work”Caregiver Support Group,
onthe thirdThursday of the
month; counselingandresource
informationfor those whoare
caringfor a senior lovedone, and
for grandparents currently raising
grandchildren; cofee andlight
dessert provided; for information,
call 309-277-0167 or 800-798-0988,
Alternatives for the Older Adult,
1518 5thAvenue, Moline, IL, 6:30pm
ThuMar 18thruThuDec 16.
Surgical Weight Loss Support Group, for those who’ve had
bariatric surgery or are exploringthe option; free; for informationand
toregister, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899, Trinity Regional System,
Events
Hancher Auditorium Presentations
March through May
S
ince you no doubt pick up your new
copy of the Reader within seconds
of its Tursday distribution, as all
loyal fans do, I’m happy to tell you that
you still have a few hours to secure
tickets for the March 4 concert with
the self-described “cross-cultural party
musicians” of Abraham Inc. Taking
place at 7:30 p.m. at the University of
Iowa’s Iowa Memorial Union, this latest
presentation in Hancher Auditorium’s
Performing Arts series delivers an
intoxicating blend of klezmer, funk,
and rap, and ... . What’s that? You’re not
reading this on March 4? Aw, man ...
see what happens when you dawdle?!
Well, luckily for you, there are still four
more sensational events lined up for the
remainder of Hancher’s 2009-10 season.
On April 10, the world-renowned
chamber musicians of Interpreti
Veneziani will wow listeners at Iowa
City’s St. Mary’s Catholic Church, while
April 16 brings with it the lithe and
impassioned talents of the Luna Negra
Dance Teatre, performing examples
from their repertoire at the city’s Englert
Teatre. Puppetry, mime, and audience
participation will blend when Hancher
presents an afernoon with stage artist
Michael Cooper and his family-friendly
Masked Marvels & Wondertales, taking
place at the University of Iowa’s E.C.
Mabie Teatre on May 9. And for
even more Hancher-hosted puppetry,
you won’t want to miss the touring
production of the Tony-winning
musical comedy Avenue Q, running
at Cedar Rapids’ U.S. Cellular Center
March 26 through 28, and featuring
such wonderfully hummable tunes as
“I’m Not Wearing Underwear Today,”
“You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You
Want (When You’re Makin’ Love),” “If
You Were Gay,” and “Te Internet Is
for Porn.” You may wanna think twice
about bringing the kids to that one. For
tickets to, and more information on,
Hancher Auditorium’s spring oferings,
call (319)335-1160 or visit http://www.
Hancher.UIowa.edu. – Mike Schulz
Avenue Q
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
30
http://www.trinityqc.com, 6:30pmMonMar 22.
General MDASupport Group, onthe fourthWednesday of the
month; for individuals andfamilies afectedby muscular dystrophy;
for information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7thStreet Campus, 500 John
Deere Rd, Moline, IL, WedMar 24thruWedDec 22.
MolineGrandparents RaisingGrandchildrenSupport Group,
provides counselingandresource informationfor grandparents
currently raisinggrandchildren; childcare available for $2; scholarships
available; childrenneedtowear socks; for information, call 309-277-
0167 or 800-798-0988, MolineYMCA, 2040 53rdSt, Moline, IL, 6:30pm
ThuMar 25.
KewaneeCaregiver Support Group, onthe frst Tuesday of the
month; provides counselingandresource informationfor those who
are caringfor a senior lovedone, andfor grandparents currently raising
grandchildren; cofee andcookies provided, lunchavailable; for infor-
mation, call 309-277-0167 or 800-798-0988, Kewanee Senior Center,
219W2ndSt, Kewanee, IL, 1pmTueApr 6thruTueDec 7.
Moline/InTouchCaregiver Support Group, provides counseling
andresource informationfor those whoare caringfor a senior loved
one, andfor grandparents currently raisinggrandchildren; lunch
provided; for information, call 309-277-0167 or 800-798-0988, InTouch
Adult Day Care, 4011 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL, noonTueMay18.
MolineGrandparents RaisingGrandchildrenSupport Group,
provides counselingandresource for grandparents currently raising
grandchildren; childcare available for $2; scholarships available; children
needtowear socks; for information, call 309-277-0167 or 800-798-0988,
MolineYMCA, 2040 53rdSt, Moline, IL, 6:30pmThuMay27.
SERVICES
Shamanic Counseling, power animal discovery, soul retrieval, and
spiritual counseling; services free toveterans of war; for information,
call KathleenCollins at 563-332-4361 or e-mail ostrichkc@live.com, thru
Fri Dec 31.
HouseClearings andHouseBlessings, move out stagnant, old
energy andfeel safe, comfortable, andat ease; for information, call
Debra at 608-279-4319 or e-mail debramorrill@charter.net, The Healing
Heart Center, 3481 Utica Ridge Rd., Bettendorf, IA, thruFri Dec 31.
Shamanic HealingAppointments, specializinginsoul retrieval,
ancestral healing, andreleasingpatterns fromthe energy feld; for
information, call Debra at 608-279-4319 or e-mail debramorrill@charter.
net, The HealingHeart Center, 3481 Utica Ridge Rd., Bettendorf, IA, thru
Fri Dec 31.
TrinityVNHAFoot CareClinic, $25 foot treatments; for anappoint-
ment, call 309-779-7600, Senior Star at Elmore Place, 4500 Elmore Ave.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.trinityqc.com, thruFri Dec 31.
ToningandChanting, onFridays; for information, call Colleenat
563-340-4453, Fridays at 11amthruFri Dec 31.
TrinityVNHAFoot CareClinic, onthe secondWednesday of the
month; $25 foot treatments; for anappointment, call 309-779-7600,
Trinity Enrichment Center, 5510 Utica Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA, http://
www.trinityqc.com, 1pmWedMar 10thruWedJun9.
TrinityVNHAFoot CareClinic, onthe secondWednesday, second
Thursday, thirdFriday, andfrst Tuesday onthe month, $25 foot treat-
ments; for anappointment, call 309-779-7600, TrinityVNHA, 106 19th
Ave., Ste. 101, Moline, IL, http://www.trinityqc.com, 12:30pmThuMar
11thruFri Dec 17.
TeenTechWeekYouTubeVideoContest, create anentry for the
Libraries Together YouTube Contest; toschedule time withNatalie, the
TeenLibrarian, call 309-732-7330 or e-mail struecker.natalie@rigov.
org, Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, thruSat Mar 13.
Preschool Storytime, stories, songs, andfunfor ages 3-5 not yet in
kindergarten; free; toregister, call 309-762-6883, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, Thursdays at
10amthruThuMar 25.
MoneySmart KidEssayContest, for students ingrades 6-8; write a
300-word-or-less answer to: “Credit cards cancause heartache, but they
are alsoconvenient. Howdoyouthink credit cards shouldbe used, and
whendoyouthink youneedone?”; winner receives a $1,000 College
Savings Iowa Account; noentry fee; sendessays toStephanie Cardwell,
Iowa Credit UnionLounge, POBox 10409, Des Moines, IA, 50306-0409,
or tomswkid@iowacreditunions.com, Davenport Public Library (Main),
321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, thru
ThuApr 1.
SeekingApplicants for QuadCityAreaLabor-Management
Council $1,000scholarships, graduatinghighschool seniors; tohelp
andencourage graduatingseniors inHenry, Mercer, andRock counties
inIllinois, andgraduatingseniors inMuscatine, Clinton, andScott coun-
ties inIowa, tocontinue their formal educationby attendinga four-year
college, university, community college or a vocational/technical school;
toreceive anapplication, contact QCALMat 309-794-9194 or qcalm@
qcalm.org, QuadCity Area Labor-Management Council, Rock Island
Arsenal, Bldg56, room101, P.O. Box 1365, Moline, IL, http://www.qcalm.
org, thruFri Apr 2.
PBSKids GoWritingContest, story contest opentogrades K-3;
stories must be anoriginal work; entrants may write fact or fction,
prose or poetry; must be postmarkedby Apr. 6; winningstories will be
displayedat the ButterworthCenter inMoline, Illinois, the Figge Art
MuseuminDavenport, Iowa andthe Family MuseuminBettendorf,
Iowa, WQPT-TV, Moline, IL, http://www.wqpt.org, thruTueApr 6.
TheatreClub, for ages 8-14, onThursdays; fun, interactive
workshops andrehearsals for the Apr. 22 showcase performance; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main),
321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
Thursdays at 4pmthruThuApr 15.
Preschool Storytime, for ages 3-5; activities include stories, songs,
fngerplays, andactiongames; for information, call Tami Finley at 563-
344-4194, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, Mon6:30pm, Tue –Thu10am,
thruThuApr 29.
TeenAdvisoryBoardMeeting, onthe frst Thursday of the month;
for ages 11-18; tell theYoungAdult Librarianwhat you’dlike tosee the
library doingjust for teens; talk about upcomingteenandideas; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - Main
Library, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 6:30pm
thruThuMay6.
TeenAdvisoryGroupMeeting, for teens ingrades 6-12; helpplan
teenevents, recommendbooks, andhave fun; for information, call 309-
524-2440, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, Thursdays at 3:30pmthruMay6.
Toddler StoryTime, onThursdays; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amthruThuMay27.
4-HClover Kids, onthe frst Thursday of the month; non-competi-
tive programfor ages 5-9 allowingkids tolearnsocial, life, andpersonal
skills throughhands-onprograms andactivities; $10/year; toregister,
call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane, Suite
B, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/scott, 1pmthruThu
Dec 2.
BabyTime, onthe frst Thursday of the monthgearedfor non
walkers andtheir care givers; includes puppets, songs, stories, and
age-appropriate activities for babies andcare givers toenjoy together;
for information, call Kathrine Rogers at 563-344-5704, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendor-
fibrary.com, 9:15amthruThuDec 2.
Wii FreePlay, onthe frst Thursday of the month; free; for informa-
tion, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 3:30pm
thruThuDec 2.
Kids Boot Camp, Tuesdays andThursdays; free for members’
kids ages 8 - 13; for information, call 563-355-4741 or e-mail Info@
QCUltimateFitness.com, Ultimate Fitness - Bettendorf, 810 Golden
Valley Dr., Bettendorf, IA, http://www.QCUltimateFitness.com, 4pmthru
ThuDec 30.
Scott County4-HSeeks NewMembers, students ingrades 4-12
canlearnby doing, inareas suchas sewing, livestock, fashion, wood-
working, photography, andmore; for information, call 563-359-7577,
thruFri Dec 31.
Doodlebugs Preschool program: Color Hunters, learnto
combine colors tomake newones; for , call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Public Library, 500 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org,
10:30amFri Mar 5.
WeeklyStorytimes, stories, songs, andfngerplays; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th
St., Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 10:30amFri Mar 5and
Fri Mar 12.
BabyStoryTime, onFridays; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amFri Mar 5thruFri Dec 30.
SnowWhite&theSevenDwarfs, family-musical versionof the
classic tale, presentedby theYoungFootliters; $10-$15; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East Washington
St., Iowa City, IA, http://www.youngfootliters.org/, Fri &Sat 7:30pm, Sat
2pmFri Mar 5andSat Mar 6.
Hola4-HandHispanicTeenLeaders Spanish-SpeakingClubs,
for ages 5-18; a new4-Hopportunity especially designedfor Hispanic
families or students interestedinadvancingtheir Spanish; activities
focus oncitizenship, leadershipandlife skills; activities, games and
snacks, community service opportunities andmore at eachmeeting;
$20/year for newmembers, or free for existing4-Hclubmembers; for
information, contact Jaime Aguilera at 309-756-9978 Ext 16, Rock Island
County Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/rockisland, Fridays at 5:30pmFri Mar 5thruFri Dec 30.
SmArt Activities, onthe frst Saturday of the month; free activities
for kids andfamilies; gallery admissioncharged; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museumof Art, 410ThirdAve., Cedar
Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 1pmSat Mar 6thruSat May1.
FamilyStoryTime, onSaturdays; free; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 10amSat Mar 6thruSat May29.
RolePlayingGroup, groupcomposedmostly of teens plays such
games as Dungeons &Dragons or BattleTech; joina game inprogress
or bringyour owngroup; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bet-
tendorfibrary.com, Saturdays at 1pmSat Mar 6thruSat May29.
FamilyStoryTime&Crafts, for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, Saturdays at 10pmSat Mar 6thru
Sat Dec 18.
Handybuds Special Needs 4-HClub, onthe frst Saturday of
the month; a monthly groupfor anyone withspecial needs toenjoy
programs inart, cooking, computers, science andmore; families
encouragedtostay andassist inthe programs; for informationandto
register, call Rachel Rock at 309-756-9978, ext 28, Rock IslandCounty
Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.org,
9amSat Mar 6thruSat Dec 4.
HorseBowl, onSaturdays, for ages 8-18; a contest teamthat stud-
ies horses andpractices quizzes for competingat local, state andeven
national horse bowl events; learnabout horses, hippology andeven
howtobecome a horse judge; youdon’t have toowna horse topar-
ticipate; for information, contact Teri Carls at 309-654-2838, Rock Island
County Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.
org, 2pmSat Mar 6thruSat Dec 18.
RolePlayingClub, for ages 12 &up; play D20-systemrole playing
games suchas Dungeons andDragons; joina game already inprogress
or bringyour owngrouptoplay with; experience preferredbut not
required; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, Saturdays at 1pmSat Mar 6thruSat Dec 18.
4-HintheCity, onthe 1st Sunday of the month; activities focus
oncitizenship, leadershipandlife skills; activities, games andsnacks,
community service ideas, andmore at eachmonthly meeting; $20/year
for newmembers, free for existing4-Hclubmembers; for information
andtoregister, call 309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock IslandCounty Extension,
FOR RENT
:
Great Spaces in Bucktown
Davenport Riverfront!
Ofce & Warehouse. High-Speed Internet, Loading Docks, Parking, River Views.
$2 to $10 per square foot – www.admospheres.com
Contact Todd McGreevy, Owner: 563-322-4864 or sales@admospheres.com
301 E 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801(aka Peterson Paper Building)
1550 sf ofce – up to 10,000 sf warehouse
308 E River Drive, Davenport, IA 52801 (south of Peterson Paper)
1500 sf ofce – up to 5000 sf warehouse
225 E 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801 Bucktown Arts Center
4th Floor Loft Condo – For Sale or Lease
3000 sf – Warm Shell – #1 River View in Quad Cities
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
31
321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.org, 2pmSunMar
7thruSunDec 5.
ScrapClub, onthe 1st Sunday of the month; members create fun
andcreative scrapbook projects andpages; $40/year for kids enrolledin
a 4Hcluband$60/year for newmembers. fee includes most scrapbook-
ingsupplies; for informationandtoregister, call 309-756-9978, ext 10,
Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.
yourextension.org, 3:30pmSunMar 7thruSunDec 5.
Children’sWritingWorkshop, inconjunctionwiththe annual
WQPT writingcontest for grades K-3; presentedby GretchenSmall,
programDirector of the Deere-WimanHouse &ButterworthCenter;
free; for information, call 563-344-4170, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.wqpt.org, 3:30pmMon
Mar 8.
CustomBikeShop, Mondays thruApr. 19; for ages 10 &up;
customize your bize andlearntomake easy repairs like replacingchains
andhandlebars, changingtires, andaddingaccessories; $40; for , call
309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL,
https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=3858,
5:30pmMonMar 8.
LittleTykes: FunandLearning, onthe secondMonday of the
month; for ages 0-5 andparents; free; register at 309-762-6883, Moline
Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com,
6pmMonMar 8thruMonMay10.
QCs Project Runway, Mondays thruApr. 19; for ages 9 &up; learn
tocreate your ownstyle, shopona budget, designa unique piece of
jewelry, designandsewa fashionaccessory, try newhairstyles, and;
$30; for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty Extension,
321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/
?RegistrationID=3858, 5:30pmMonMar 8.
MessyMondays, kids’ activity andcraft program; dress for a mess;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library
- Southwest Branch, 9010 RidgewoodRd., Rock Island, IL, http://rockis-
landlibrary.org, 6pmMonMar 8.
Animal DiscoveryClub, onthe 2ndMonday of the month; explore
a diferent animal eachmonth, see live animals, take tours tothe zoo,
andhelpout at local animal shelters; feldtrips, activities andanimal
explorations; $20/year for newmembers, free for existing4-Hclub
members; for informationandtoregister, call 309-756-9978, ext 10,
Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.
yourextension.org, 7pmMonMar 8thruMonMay10.
TummyTime, onthe secondandfourthMondays of the month
10am, onthe secondandfourthWednesdays of the month6:30pm;
for ages 0-3 andtheir caregivers; stories, songs, fngerplays, andaction
rhymes; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 10amMonMar 8thruWedMay26.
Preschool StoryTime, onMondays; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, Mondays at 10amMonMar 8
thruMonMay31.
AnimeClub, hangout andwatchselectedanime DVDs anddiscuss
manga; come withsuggestions; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, , IA, http://www.bet-
tendorfibrary.com, Mondays at 4pmMonMar 8thruMonDec 20.
BookBunchClub, reading, refreshments, andfunfor ages 7-9; free;
register at 309-762-6883, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline,
IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, Tuesdays at 6:30pmTueMar 9thru
TueMar 23.
WeeklyStorytimes, for ages 0-5; stories, songs, andfngerplays;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - 30/31
Branch, 3059 30thSt., Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org,
Tuesdays andFridays 10:30amTueMar 9thruFri May7.
TeenVolunteer Council Meeting, onthe secondTuesday of the
month; teens canvolunteer at the library for credit andfor fun; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fair-
mount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pm
TueMar 9thruTueMay11.
FamilyStoryTime, onTuesdays; withthe QuadCity Animal Welfare
Center’s“Waggin’Tales”stories onthe 2ndTuesday of the month; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000
N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
6:30pmTueMar 9thruTueMay25.
StoryTime, onTuesdays; for information, call 309-755-9614, East
Moline Public Library, 740 16thAve., East Moline, IL, 10:30amTueMar
9thruTueMay25.
CakeDecoratingApprentice, Wednesdays thruApr. 21; for ages
9 &up; learnhowtodecorate your way tocake stardom; $35; for
information, call 309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321
W2ndAve, Milan, IL, https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/
?RegistrationID=3858, 5:30pmWedMar 10.
Technology&Electronics Super Geeks!, Wednesdays thruApr. 21;
for ages 12-17; read/write binary code, learntodecode Leet, discover
newstrategies toprotect your computer fromhackers, introductory
computer building, ways toaccessorize your computer, photo-editing,
andmore; $35; for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty
Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, https://webs.extension.uiuc.
edu/registration/?RegistrationID=3858, 5:30pmWedMar 10.
WeeklyStorytimes, for ages 0-5; stories, songs, andfngerplays; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 RidgewoodRd., Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandli-
brary.org, 10:30amWedMar 10thruWedMay5.
Get Your GameOn!, teens canplay videogames ontheWii and
Playstation2, featuringRock Band, Guitar Hero, DDR, andSuper Smash
Bros.; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library,
3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com,
Wednesdays at 3pmWedMar 10thruWedMay26.
WednesdayCraft-ernoon, fun, hands-oncraftingsessions, with
all materials provided; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA, http://www.dav-
enportlibrary.com, Wednesdays at 4pmWedMar 10thruWedDec 29.
Nickelodeon’s StorytimeLive!, stage showwithyour favorite
preschool pals, where kids canleapintoFairytale LandwithDora
the Explorer, journey throughFilthinghamwithThe Backyardigans,
hopintoWonderlandwithWonder Pets!, andjointhe Monkey Kings
celebrationwithNi Hao, Kai-lan”; hostedby Moose andZee; $15-$35;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
http://www.iwirelesscenter.com, 4pmThuMar 11.
YouthDevelopment Program: LovelyLadybugs, Mar. 11 &25;
hands-onfunandlearningfor home-schooledstudents ages 5-9; $10;
toregister, call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875 Lane, Suite B,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/scott, 1pmThuMar 11.
Nerdposium, onthe secondThursday of the month; talk about
everythingfrom“Star Wars”toYouTube to“Twilight”toLEGOs; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learn-
ingCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 3:30pm
ThuMar 11thruThuMay13.
TeenTechClub, for those interestedintryingout tools tomake
websites, create videos andother website elements; free; register at
309-732-7330, Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pmThuMar 11.
SecondSaturdays: Oceans, programhostedby the Putnam
Museum&IMAXTheatre; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fair-
mount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
davenportlibrary.com, 2pmSat Mar 13.
smARTSecondSaturday: Museumdetectives, for ages 7-12;
work touncover hiddenor unexpectedinartworks, andshare your
responses withthe group; free; for information, call 515-271-0328,
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 GrandAve., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
desmoinesartcenter.org, 10:15pmSat Mar 13.
OperationFamilyTimeOut, for ages birth-6 andtheir families;
free activities for childreninmilitary include include swimming, games,
snacks andcrafts, TwoRiversYMCA, 2040 53rdSt, , IL, https://webs.
extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=4105, 1:30pmSat
Mar 13.
RhymeTimes, wordplay for ages 0-5; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
RidgewoodRd., Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 6pmMon
Mar 15.
SeekingRegistrants for Genesis Adventures inNursing
Summer Camp, campers ages 12-18 attendingthe day campwill
be introducedtodiferent specialties inhealthcare, will tour the
hospital, observe a mock trauma inthe emergency department,
visit anoperatingroom, visit the simulationlabandlearnfrst aid
andCPR, learnbasic anatomy andphysiology of the heart andbrain
andwill learnabout healthassessment; $195; toregister, call Karyn
Hintonat 563-421-7671, http://www.genesishealth.com, MonMar
15thruMonMay3.
BabysittingClub, onthe 3rdMonday of the month, for ages 11
&up; share your experiences andlearnnewthings tohelpwithyour
babysittingbusiness; $20/year for newmembers, free for existing4-H
clubmembers; for informationandtoregister, call 309-756-9978, ext
10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://
www.yourextension.org, 7pmMonMar 15thruMonMay17.
HispanicTeenLeadershipGroup, onthe thirdMonday of the
month; opentoall teens injunior highandhighschool; the group
will helpteens expandtheir leadershipskills as they helpplancom-
munity events, performcommunity service projects; the experience
helps thembuildtheir college andwork resumes as well as helps
themnetwork andmeet other teens withsimilar interests; for
information, call 309-756-9978, East Moline Public Library, 740 16th
Ave., East Moline, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 5pm
MonMar 15thruMonDec 20.
Eulenspiegel Puppets SpringBreakShow, for information, call
319-627-2487 or e-mail owlglass@avalon.net, NewStrandTheatre,
111 E. 3rdSt., West Liberty, IA, http://www.PuppetsPuppets.com,
TueMar 16.
Techtools (ALICE) Program, create ananimation, usinginnova-
tive 3Dprogramming, for tellinga story, playinganinteractive game,
or a videotoshare onthe web; toregister, call 309-732-7360, Rock
Public Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockis-
landlibrary.org, 6:30pmTueMar 16.
TeenBookClub, discuss your favorites withlike-mindedreaders;
free; for information, call 309-732-7330, Rock IslandPublic Library
- MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.
org, 6:30pmTueMar 16.
UltimateCardGaming, onthe thirdTuesday of the month;
teens are invitedtoplay the latest andgreatest cardgames like
“Magic: The Gathering”and“Yu-Gi-Oh”; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 5:30pmTueMar
16thruTueMay18.
AmericanRedCross BabysittingClass, for ages 11-14; to
register, call 309-743-2166, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9:30am
TueMar 16.
St. Paddy’s DayCraft, for ages 6-12; for information, call 309-
524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.
molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmWedMar 17.
LegoClub, free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockis-
landlibrary.org, 3pmWedMar 17.
RhymeTimes, onthe thirdThursday of the month; wordplay for
ages 0-5; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic
Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandli-
brary.org, 11amThuMar 18thruThuApr 15.
TechTools @Your Library, onthe thirdThursday of the month;
for grades 4-6; learnhowtocompose your ownPowerPoint presen-
tation; bringyour owndigital camera if youcan; free; toregister, call
309-732-7360, Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th,
Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 3pmThuMar 18thru
Fri Apr 16.
Books AreGreat (BAG), onthe thirdThursday of the month;
for ages 2-5, highlightinga diferent theme eachmonth; listento
stories, singsongs, try crafts andtabletopexplorations, andmore; for
information, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learn-
ingCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 10am
ThuMar 18thruThuMay20.
Gamer’s Afternoon, onthe thirdThursday of the month; play
favorite boardandcardgames suchas Monopoly, Munchkin, Magic,
andPokemon, or doNintendoDS battle withPokemonPearl,
Diamond, or Platinum; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 3:30pmThuMar 18thruThu
May20.
Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, featuringmusic, storytelling,
andaudience participation; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 1 &2:15pmFri Mar 19.
It’s Magic withRickEugene, popular magicianreturns tothe
library; for information, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 10:30amFri Mar 19.
Animal Sleepover, bringyour favorite stufedanimal or action
fgure tothe Children’s Roomby 5pm, come back the next morning
at 9pm, andsee what the toys didat the library while youwere gone;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library
- MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org,
5pmFri Mar 19thruSat Mar 20.
Eggs for Springtime, for ages 5-8; learnseveral diferent ways
todecorate your very owneggs usingpainting, wax, anddipping
techniques; a Super SaturdayYouthHands-onProgram; $10; for and
toregister, call 309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock IslandCounty Extension,
321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.org, 9amSat
Mar 20.
JigsawJones andtheCaseof theClass Clown, a productionfor
grades 1-4 by ArtsPower TravelingTheatre; a self-proclaimeddetec-
tive andhis friends set out tosolve the mystery of someone pulling
pranks at the school; for information, call 563-344-4178, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, 10am&1pmSat Mar 20.
MessyMondays, kids’ activity andcraft program; dress for a
mess; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Li-
brary - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.
org, 6pmMonMar 22.
PajamaStoryTime, onthe fourthMonday of the month; bring
your favorite stufedanimal andhear newstories; free; for informa-
tion, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmMonMar 22thruMonMay24.
ReadtoaDog, onthe fourthTuesday of the month; allow
childrens anopportunity toreadtodogs, givingnew, shy, or
inexperiencedreaders a friendly andnon-judgmental audience that
will increase the childs confdence andgrowthinreading; register
the night of the programfor a 10-minute time slot toreadtoone of
the three dogs: Amber, Abel, or Connor; for information, call 563-326-
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6:30pmTueMar 23thruTue
May25.
TeenTechLab, onthe fourthTuesday of the month; teens
are invitedtolearnnewtechnologies at this innovative, hands-on
program; free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.daven-
portlibrary.com, 5:30pmTueMar 23thruTueMay25.
Ani-MangaClub, onthe fourthThursday of the month; discuss
your favorites, previewnewreleases (sometimes before they’re
available tothe general public), andhelpadvise the library onitems
toadd; free; for information, call 309-732-7330, Rock IslandPublic
Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockis-
landlibrary.org, 7pmThuMar 25thruThuMay27.
Doodlebugs Preschool Program: Shape-Shifting, learnabout
shapes, goona shape hunt, andmake samples by bitingshapes
fromsnacks; for information, call 319-366-7503, Hiawatha Public
Library, 150West Willman, Hiawatha, IA, http://www.crma.org,
10:30amFri Mar 26.
FashionProject Day, for ages 8-18; make a tote bagandtalk
about clothingdecisions andthe forthcomingFashionRevue; a
Super SaturdayYouthHands-onProgram; $10; for informationandto
register, call 309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321
W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.org, 9amSat Mar 27.
TheVeryHungryCaterpillar andOther Eric CarleFavourites,
the author’s belovedstories come tolife withblack-light andlarger-
than-life puppets; $10; for tickets andinformation, call 515-246-2300,
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221Walnut St., Des Moines, IA,
http://www.civiccenter.org, 11amSat Mar 27.
ZombieSurvival Club, play zombie-relatedgames anddiscuss
all things zombie; for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 3pm
Sat Mar 27.
Fur-Bearers, Mike fromtheWapsi River Environmental Education
Center will be onhandtotell about furry animals that live along
the river throughpelts andtracks; a SpringBreak Stay-cation; free;
for information, call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6thAve.,
Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 1pmMonMar 29.
Stories withScrubbyBear, learnabout howtostay germfree
withthis fun, interactive programwiththe AmericanRedCross
mascot; a SpringBreak Stay-cationprogram; free; for information,
call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6thAve., Eldridge, IA,
http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 10amTueMar 30.
WeeklyStorytimes, for ages 0-5; stories, songs, andfngerplays;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - 30/31
Branch, 3059 30thSt., Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org,
Tuesdays &Fridays 10:30amTueMar 30thruFri Apr 16.
Diaryof aWimpyKid, a discussionof JefKinney’s book with
the ComingAttractions Book Club; free; for information, call 309-732-
7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island,
IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 6:30pmWedMar 31.
LegoClub, free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30thSt., Rock Island, IL, http://rock-
islandlibrary.org, 3pmWedMar 31.
ThePrincess &theFrog, the Oscar-nominatedDisney cartoon
ina Family Movie Night presentation; bringsnacks anddrinks; free
popcornwill be provided; a SpringBreak Stay-cationprogram; free;
for information, call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6thAve.,
Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 6pmWedMar 31.
Books Alive! Reader’sTheater, onthe last Wednesday of the
month; fast-pacedreadingof funstories for childrenof all ages; free;
for information, call 309-736-5739, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmWedMar 31thru
WedMay26.
Games Galore, for all ages; play a host of videoandboardgames;
free popcornwill be provided; a SpringBreak Stay-cationprogram;
free; for information, call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th
Ave., Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 1pmThuApr 1.
MakeandTakeCrafts, seasonal crafts for all ages; a SpringBreak
Stay-cationprogram; free; for information, call 563-285-4794, Eldridge
Library, 200 N. 6thAve., Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.
org, 12pmFri Apr 2.
FlipFlops, for ages 8-18; craft twopair of stylishfipfops that you
canenjoy all summer; a Super SaturdayYouthHands-onProgram;
$10; for informationandtoregister, call 309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock
IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.
yourextension.org, 9amSat Apr 3.
G-Force, hit comedy about guinea-pigsuper spies; bringsnacks
anddrinks; free popcornprovided; a SpringBreak Stay-cation
program; free; for information, call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library,
200 N. 6thAve., Eldridge, IA, http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 1pm
MonApr 5.
Let’s GoDuplo, for pre-schoolers throughkindergarteners and
their care-givers; a special newclubwhere youngbuilders will be
challengedtobuilda special creationwiththe popular Duploblocks;
a SpringBreak Stay-cationprogram; free; for information, call 563-
285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6thAve., Eldridge, IA, http://www.
scottcountylibrary.org, 10amMonApr 5.
MessyMondays, kids’ activity andcraft program; dress for a mess;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library
- Southwest Branch, 9010 RidgewoodRd., Rock Island, IL, http://rockis-
landlibrary.org, 6pmMonApr 5.
WeeWigglers Storytime, Mondays at 9:30 &10:45am; stories,
fnger plays andhands-onactivities for children1836 months withan
adult; free; for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library,
3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, MonApr 5
thruMonApr 26.
TeenWriters InspirationGroup, onthe frst Monday of the
month; for ages 12-18; learnnewskills, get feedback, andshare your
writing; free; toregister, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 7pmMonApr 5
thruMonDec 6.
TeenAnimeClub, for teens onthe frst Tuesday of the month;
cosplay activities, drawingworkshops, of Japanese language and
culture, showings of anime flms andtelevision, graphic novel discus-
sions, andselectionadvisory for the librarys teenanime collection;
for information, contact Christie at 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportli-
brary.com, 5:30pmTueApr 6thruTueMay4.
LegoClub, free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockis-
landlibrary.org, 3pmWedApr 7.
TeenTechClub, for those interestedintryingout tools tomake
websites, create videos andother website elements; free; register at
309-732-7330, Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pmThuApr 8.
Doodlebugs Preschool Program: Doodlebugs Line-up!, learn
about diferent types of lines, andpractice makingthemwitha tasty
treat; for information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Public Library,
500 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.crma.org, 10:30amFri
Apr 9.
KiteCreations, create anddecorate a sledkite, andif time and
weather permit, fy them; JasonHamiltonwill walk youthroughthe
creationprocess, showyouother kite styles andanswer your kite
questions; free; for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, ://www.molinelibrary.com, 1pmSat
Apr 10.
OperationFamilyTimeOut, for ages birth-6 andtheir families;
free activities for childreninmilitary families include include
swimming, games, snacks andcrafts, Bettendorf FamilyYMCA,
3800Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf, IA, https://webs.extension.uiuc.
edu/registration/?RegistrationID=4105, 1:30pmSat Apr 10.
SecondSaturdays: HappyBirthday, LibbytheLibraryDog,
birthday cake, crafts, andfun; bringyour camera andhave your
picture takenwiththe library mascot; free; for information, call 563-
326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 2pmSat Apr 10.
Cards andLetters, ages 812 are invitedtojoinus tocreate their
ownhandmade cards andstationary; the childrenwill be encouraged
towrite a letter whichthe library will exchange for letters writtenby
other childrenfromlibraries withinthe Prairie Area Library System;
free; for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmTueApr 13.
ShelleyGill Visit, Alaskanchildren’s-book author tells stories from
her life (andvisual aids that include a woolly mammothlegbone, dog
booties andEskimoyo-yos) topersonalize her talks; for information,
call Tami Finley at 563-344-4194, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
7pmTueApr 13.
Miss NelsonHas aFieldDay, family musical adaptationof the
belovedbook; scheduledmorningandafternoonshow-only perfor-
mances; for tickets, call 309-786-7733, extension2, Circa‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rdAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, Tue
Apr 13thruSat May8.
BeatrixPotterTales, activities, games andstories for children4-6
years oldandanyone else wholoves Peter Rabbit; free; for informa-
tion, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmWedApr 14.
39Clues AdventureClub, for ages 7-13; “AMaze of Bones:”by
Rick Riordanbegins readers onthe journey of solving39 clues that
couldleadtothe Cahill family fortune; compare notes fromthe books
inthis series, guess at clues, andstudy the tradingcards andgame;
for information, call 563-344-5704, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
4pmThuApr 15.
Artists’ Cafe, bringyour art andcreativity andenjoy making
projects inthis cafe setting; free; for information, call 309-732-7330,
Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pmThuApr 15.
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
32
Locomotion, for grades 4-6, onthe 2nd&4thThursdays of the
monththruJune 3; hands-onprogramwhereinyouths learnimportant
physics principles by workingtogether tobuildkids’ toys, andstrategies
toimprove their functioning; $40; for information, call 563-359-7577,
Scott County Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/scott, 1pmThuApr 15.
YouthDevelopment Program: Marvelous Matter, Apr. 15 &29;
hands-onfunandlearningfor home-schooledstudents ages 5-9; $10;
toregister, call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875Tanglefoot
Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/scott, 1pm
ThuApr 15.
ThePiedPiper, withthe CorocanPuppets andPoint Dance
Ensemble fromWisconsin, andlocal puppeteer PamCorcoranand
dancer PamLuedtke; for information, call 319-627-2487 or e-mail
owlglass@avalon.net, NewStrandTheatre, 111 E. 3rdSt., West Liberty,
IA, http://www.PuppetsPuppets.com, Sat Apr 17.
RhymeTimes, wordplay for ages 0-5; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
RidgewoodRd., Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 6pmMon
Apr 19.
Goldilocks &theThreeBears, aTheatre for YoungAudiences
presentation; $7.50; for tickets, call 319-622-6194 or 800-35AMANA, Old
CreameryTheatre, 39 38thAve., Amana, IA, http://www.oldcreamery.
com, Sat Apr 24thruSat May8.
Doodlebugs Preschool Program: Life-SizeSelf-Portraits, color
them, dance withthem, andsnuggle withthemfor storytime; for infor-
mation, call 319-366-7503, Hiawatha Public Library, 150West Willman,
Hiawatha, IA, http://www.crma.org, 10:30amFri Apr 30.
TheWizardof Oz, productionby the PerformingArts Academy;
for information, call 309-342-2299; OrpheumTheatre, 57 S. KelloggSt.,
Galesburg, IL, http://www.theorpheum.org, Fri &Sat 7pm, Sun2pmFri
Apr 30thruSunMay2.
TheAdventureof AesopandHis Fables, Davenport Junior
Theatre presents a magical musical adventure; $5; for information,
call 563-326-7862, Nighswander Junior Theatre, 2822 EasternAvenue,
Davenport, IA, http://www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.com, Sat &Sun
2pm, Sat 7pmSat May1thruSunMay9.
BookBunchClub, reading, refreshments andfunfor childrenages
7-8; free; for information, call 309--2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, Tuesdays at 6:30pmTue
May4thruTueMay25.
Mother’s DayCraft, create a special surprise for your mom; for ages
6-12; free; for information, call -524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6:30pmWedMay5.
Doodlebugs Preschool Program: HaveYouLost Your Marbles?,
create beautiful designs onMother’s Day gift wrap; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Public Library, 500 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, http://www.crma.org, 10:30amFri May7.
TheDaythePrincess CametotheLibrary, a morningof funwith
Abbey Bryant, Miss Scott County’s OutstandingTeen, andother local
princesses; make crowns andwands, withthe girls will be available for
autographs andphotos; Abbey will alsobe sharinginformationabout
youthvolunteering; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.org, 10amSat May8.
Michael Cooper: MaskedMarvels &Wondertales, interactive
family performance withthe master of masks, mime, andmuchmore;
a Hancher AuditoriumPerformingArts Presentation; for information,
call 319-335-1160, E. C. MabieTheatre, UI Theatre Bldg., Iowa City, IA,
http://www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.html, 2pmSunMay9.
LittleTykes: Fun&Learning, for ages 0-5 andparents; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 6pmMonMay10.
Stories andCuentos, withthe Eulenspiegel Puppets; developed
by Monica LeoincollaborationwithMexicanpuppeteer Eli Portugal,
this delightful collectionof animal tales fromsouthof the border incor-
porates bothEnglishandSpanish; for information, call 319-627-2487
or e-mail owlglass@avalon.net, NewStrandTheatre, 111 E. 3rdSt., West
Liberty, IA, http://www.PuppetsPuppets.com, MonMay10.
El DiaBook&Hispanic CulturePrograms, events celebrating
readingandcultural understanding; for information, call 309-732-7360,
http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, MonMay10thruFri May14.
Eulenspiegel Puppets – Stories andCuentos, anInternational
Collaboration, award-winningpuppet theater witha hands-on
workshopfollowing; free; for informationandtoregister, call 309-732-
7360, Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 10amWedMay12.
Creolefor Kidz andtheHistoryof Zydeco, Grammy Award-win-
ner Terrance Simienuses Zydecomusic toshare his Creole culture and
history; $10; for tickets andinformation, call 515-246-2300, Civic Center
of Greater Des Moines, 221Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.
civiccenter.org, 1pmSat May15.
TeenTechClub, for those interestedintryingout tools tomake
websites, create videos andother website elements; free; register at
309-732-7330, Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock
Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 6pmTueMay18.
Disney’s Beauty&theBeast, Tony winningfamily musical based
onthe animatedsmash; tickets startingat $33.50; for tickets, call
800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.
adlertheatre.com, 7:30pmWedMay19andThuMay20.
YouthDevelopment Program: Magical Magnets, May 20 &
June 3; hands-onfunandlearningfor home-schooledstudents ages
5-9; $10; toregister, call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875
Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.extension.uiuc.
edu/scott, 1pmThuMay20.
AmericanRedCross BabysittingClass, for ages 11-14; toregister,
call 309-743-2166, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 9:30amSat May22.
Doodlebugs Preschool Program: Art inAction!, become moving
pieces of sculpture andpaintings; for information, call 319-366-7503,
Hiawatha Public Library, 150West Willman, Hiawatha, IA, ://www.crma.
org, 10:30amFri May28.
YoungPerformers’ OpenMic Night, skits, routines, songs, dances,
monologues, stand-upcomedy, andinstrumental solos by talents
ages 4-18; concessions available for purchase; $7; for information, call
309-788-5433 or e-mail info@center4living.com, The Center for Living,
2008 4thAve, Rock Island, IL, http://www.center4living.com, Fri May28.
5thAnnual SummerYouthMusical TheatreIntensive: Children
of Eden, Mon.-Fri. thruJune 25, grades 8-12; theatre intensive on
StephenSchwartz’s belovedinspirational musical, withJune 25 &26;
for information, call 309-788-5433, The Center for Living, 2008 4thAve,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.center4living.com, MonJun7.
TheBassmeister Returns!, for information, call 563-344-4178,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 1pmTueJun8.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour of highlights
fromthe subsequent QuadCity Symphony Orchestra concert, with
conductor/director Mark Russell Smithandguest artists; free; for
information, call 563-322-0931, ext 16, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 7pmSat Mar 6.
GoetheandtheFoundations of GermanNational &Cultural
Unity, presentationwithMaria Drummond, coveringGoethe’s travels
toItaly andthe changes he brought back totheWeimar court, the birth
of romanticism, disunity as a cause for a cultural identity, andmore; free
for members or withmuseumadmission; for information, call 563-322-
8844 or e-mail ach@gahc.org, GermanAmericanHeritage Center, 712
W. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.gahc.org, 2pmSunMar 7.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour of highlights
fromthe subsequent QuadCity Symphony Orchestra concert, with
conductor/director Mark Russell Smithandguest artists; free; for
information, call 563-322-0931, ext 16, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7thAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcsymphony.com,
1pmSunMar 7.
Immigrant Rights andAmericanValues, presentationby Dr.
Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certifedinterpreter whotranslatedat
federal hearings inWaterloo, Iowa, after the 2008 immigrationraidat
Agri-Processors, Inc.; for information, call SallyannMcCarthy at 563-242-
7611, The Canticle, 841 13thAve. N., Clinton, IA, 7pmMonMar 8.
Immigrant Rights andAmericanValues, presentationby Dr.
Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certifedinterpreter whotranslatedat
federal hearings inWaterloo, Iowa, after the 2008 immigrationraidat
Agri-Processors, Inc.; aninformal discussionabout some of his recent
articles; for information, SallyannMcCarthy at 563-242-7611, University
of NorthernIowa, Cedar Falls, IA, 2pmTueMar 9.
Immigrant Rights andAmericanValues, presentationby Dr.
Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certifedinterpreter whotranslatedat
federal hearings inWaterloo, Iowa, after the 2008 immigrationraidat
Agri-Processors, Inc.; for information, call SallyannMcCarthy at 563-242-
7611, St. Stephenthe Catholic Student Center, 1019W. 23rdSt., Cedar
Falls, IA, 7pmTueMar 9.
Muscatine: Pearl ButtonCapital of theWorld, programwith
BobMotz, onthe pearl-buttonfactories that employedover half the
local workforce andproduced1.5 millionbuttons annually; free; for
information, call 309-788-9536, SingingBirdNature Center, Black Hawk
State Historic Site, Rock Island, IL, http://www.blackhawkpark.org, 7pm
TueMar 9.
TheElusiveMorel, covers the basics of mushroomclassifcation
andidentifcation, withanemphasis onthe various species of morels
andthe non-morel lookalikes; tips for huntingthe morel will be dis-
cussed, as well as safety inthe woods andhuntingetiquette; $5, or $1
for Rock IslandCounty Master Gardeners; register at 309-756-9978, ext
10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.
extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 1pmTueMar 9.
DeterminingYour Innovation’s Potential, part 2 inthe Innovation
Development Series, a joint betweenthe Iowa QuadCities Chamber
of Commerces NewVentures Initiative andthe Public Library, geared
towardpeople whohave ideas anddont knowwhere togofrom
there, or have already createdsomethingandneedtoprotect their
innovations; Jay Hamilton&Charlie DamschenfromHamiltonIP Law,
PCwill discuss howtoevaluate the potential of a newidea or innova-
tion; for information, call 563-344-4187, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
7pmWedMar 10.
Immigrant Rights andAmericanValues, presentationby Dr.
Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certifedinterpreter whotranslatedat
federal hearings inWaterloo, Iowa, after the 2008 immigrationraidat
Agri-Processors, Inc.; for information, call SallyannMcCarthy at 563-242-
7611, Congregational Churchof Iowa City, 30 N. ClintonSt., Iowa City,
IA, 12pmWedMar 10.
Immigrant Rights andAmericanValues, presentationby Dr.
Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certifedinterpreter whotranslatedat
federal hearings inWaterloo, Iowa, after the 2008 immigrationraidat
Agri-Processors, Inc.; for information, call SallyannMcCarthy at 563-242-
7611, Mount Mercy College, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
7pmWedMar 10.
Lunch&Learn: Credit CardHolders Bill of Rights, programon
the bill that includes many reforms relatingtothe way credit cards are
issuedandadministeredby the credit cardcompanies; free; toreserve,
call 309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve,
Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.org, 12:10pmWedMar 10.
TheElusiveMorel, covers the basics of mushroomclassifcation
andidentifcation, withanemphasis onthe various species of morels
andthe non-morel lookalikes; tips for huntingthe morel will be dis-
cussed, as well as safety inthe woods andhuntingetiquette; $5, or $1
for Rock IslandCounty Master Gardeners; register at 309-756-9978, ext
10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.
extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 7pmThuMar 11.
BaeckeLecture, deliveredby StephenBloom; free; for information,
contact Bea Jacobsonat JacobsonBeatriceF@sau.edu, Rogalski Center
- St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://web.
sau.edu/migrationproject, 7pmThuMar 11.
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
33
Immigrant Rights andAmericanValues, presentationby Dr.
Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certifedinterpreter whotranslatedat
federal hearings inWaterloo, Iowa, after the 2008 immigrationraidat
Agri-Processors, Inc.; for information, call SallyannMcCarthy at 563-242-
7611, Clarke College, 1550 Clarke Drive, Dubuque, IA, 7pmThuMar 11.
Lessons LearnedfromPostville, the Baecke Lecture, withauthor
StephenBloomdiscussingmulticultural fragmentationandthe ensuing
loyalty toone’s ownpeople, community, andvalues; free; for informa-
tion, call 563-333-6284, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518W.
Locust St., , IA, http://web.sau.edu/migrationproject, 7pmThuMar 11.
Dickens inMoline, Betty Hagbergwill talk about CaptainFrancis
Dickens, sonof author Charles Dickens, whowas inMoline togive a
lecture about his experiences withthe Northwest Mounted(Canadian)
Police whenhe diedsuddenly onJune 11, 1886; witha short DVDon
the dedicationof the newDickens grave marker at Riverside Cemetery;
register at 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL,
http://www.molinelibrary.com, 10amSat Mar 13.
HomeGrownChallengeVegetableBoot Camp, local experts
will give soundadvice onhowyoucanmaximize your vegetable crops
for the spring, summer andfall gardens alongwithfruits of all kinds;
witha keynote address by Dr. Michael Woods entitled“ExtendingYour
Possibilities”; participants will rotate betweenfour 45 minute interactive
presentations oncrops for your Midwest gardens; $15; toregister, call
(309)?756-9978., MilanCommunity Center, US 67, 2 miles southof
Milan, IL, Milan, IL, ://www.yourextension.org, 12pmSunMar 14.
Order &Creativity=Economy, presentationbyTrudyTemple,
onher secrets tocompostinginher garden; free gardenprogram
sponsoredby the Moline Horticultural Society, Mississippi Valley Hosta
Society, andFriends of Riverside; for information, contact Carol Wagner,
563-359-5285, or carolwagner@mchsi.com, QuadCity Botanical Center,
2525 4thAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcgardens.com, 2pmSun
Mar 14.
ExploringFeminineIdentityinthe21st Century: What Do
WomenWant?, onthe 2ndand4thSunday of the month; a discussion
groupfor womenof all ages andbackgrounds toexplore women’s
liberation(fromwhat, fromwhom, why) andcontemporary roles inthe
family, community, religion, culture andpolitics; free; for information,
call 563-359-0816, UnitarianChurchof Davenport, 3707 EasternAve,
Davenport, IA, 6pmSunMar 14thruSunApr 25.
InvisibleChildren, organizationthat wants tocreate awareness
andcalls for actionfor childsoldiers inUganda; featuringstories and
short documentaries;, WallenbergHall, Augustana College, 3701 7th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.invisiblechildren.com/theMovement/
National_Tour, 7pmWedMar 17.
PursuingLicensingas aRevenueOpportunity, part 3 inthe
InnovationDevelopment Series, a joint programbetweenthe Iowa
QuadCities Chamber of Commerces NewVentures Initiative andthe
Bettendorf Public Library, gearedtowardpeople whohave ideas and
dont knowwhere togofromthere, or have already createdsomething
andneedtoprotect their innovations; ChadStamper fromMidwest
Intellectual Property MarketPlace, Inc., will discuss howtogoabout
licensingyour innovationtoestablishedcompanies; for information,
call 563-344-4187, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus,
Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmWedMar 17.
TheBodyTalks: TheExpressionof CulturethroughDance,
presentationby Dr. Jacqueline KayThompsopn, owner of the Potpourri
Fine Arts Academy inOttumwa, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321
MainStreet, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 6pm
MonMar 22.
AttractingButterfies andHummingbirds, learnhowproper
site selectionandplant choices, includinglots of native plants, are
important toinsure the success of the garden; RayWolfe, Scott County
Master Gardener will describe butterfies andhummingbirds foundin
northwest Illinois andthe plants they love; a presentationinthe Spring
Series GardeningLectures; $3-$5; for information, call 309-756-9978,
Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.
yourextention.org, 7pmTueMar 23.
AGardener’s GuidetoPlant Propagation, the sessionwill focus
ona variety of propagationtechniques andtake away some of their
mystery; $5, or $1 for Rock IslandCounty Master Gardeners; register at
309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve,
Milan, IL, ://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 1pmTueMar 23.
CommercializingYour Innovation, part 4 inthe Innovation
Development Series, a joint programbetweenthe Iowa QuadCities
Chamber of Commerces NewVentures Initiative andthe Bettendorf
Public Library, gearedtowardpeople whohave ideas anddon’t know
where togofromthere, or have already createdsomethingandneed
toprotect their innovations; NathanSondgeroth&ChadStamper from
the Iowa QuadCities Chamber of Commerces NewVentures Initiative,
will discuss howtoresearchandbuilda planfor marketingyour innova-
tion; for information, call 563-344-4187, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com,
7pmWedMar 24.
IrishAmericanSongs FromOldNewYork: EdwardHarriganand
theRoots of AmericanMusical Theatre, Mick Moloney delivers the
McCafrey Chair Lecture; free; for information, contact Dye at DyeRy-
anD@sau.edu, Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518W. Locust
St., , IA, http://web.sau.edu/migrationproject, 7pmWedMar 24.
NeedleworkSamplers andTheir Stories, PutnamMuseumChief
Curator Eunice Schlichtingwill speak about migrationas it relates to
embroidery; free; for information, contact Heather Lovewell at 563/209-
1287 or LovewellHeatherL@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University Library,
Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/migrationproject, 7pmThuMar 25.
AGardener’s GuidetoPlant Propagation, the sessionwill focus
ona variety of propagationtechniques andtake away some of their
mystery; $5, or $1 for Rock IslandCounty Master Gardeners; register at
309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve,
Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 7pmThuMar 25.
UI Explorers LectureSeries: MeghannMahoney&Holmes
Semken, relevant andcurrent researchrelatingtoculture andthe
environment; free; for information, call 319-335-0606, University of Iowa
Museumof Natural History, 10 Macbride Hall, Iowa City, IA, http://www.
uiowa.edu/~nathist/, 7pmThuMar 25.
VacationtoGermany: What toDo, SeeandSay, presentation
withByranSchmid; free for members or withmuseumadmission;
for information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail ach@gahc.org, German
AmericanHeritage Center, 712W. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA, http://www.
gahc.org, 2pmSat Mar 27.
All Traditionis Change, LaurannGilbertson, textile curator at the
VesterheimNorwegian-AmericanMuseum, Decorah, Iowa, will provide
a lecture onthe idea of traditionas relatedtotextiles; Norwegianand
Norwegian-America weaving, quilt making, embroidery andknitting
will be ondisplay; free; for information, contact Heather Lovewell at
563/209-1287 or LovewellHeatherL@sau.edu, St. Ambrose University
Library, Davenport, IA, http://www.sau.edu/migrationproject, 7pm
TueMar 30.
GreenGardening, Kathy LaFrenz shares ideas ongreengarden-
ing, fromdecoratingyour gardenwithsalvageditems torainwater
conservation, compostingandgreeninsect control; a presentation
inthe SpringSeries GardeningLectures; $3-$5; for information, call
309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL,
http://www.yourextention.org, 7pmTueMar 30.
Specifcallyfor Seniors: CookingDemonstration, Kathy LaFrenz
shares cookingtips andideas tohelpseniors prepare healthier meals;
ideas onhowtokeepmeals nutritious, andtime for taste-testing; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library (Main), 321
MainStreet, Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 1pm
WedMar 31.
SwedishImmigrationtotheQuadCities, a Scott County Reads
Together Event; withChristina Johanssonof the SwensonSwedish
ImmigrationResearchCenter; for information, call 563-326-7902,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 MainStreet, Davenport, IA,
http://www.davenportlibrary.com, pmMonApr 5.
Pheasants Forever, JimHart, local Pheasants Forever youth
coordinator, will present a programonthe natural history of pheasants
inIowa andwhat sorts of habitat keeps themhere; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus,
Bettendorf, IA, ://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 7pmTueApr 6.
SeedStarting, the basics of seedstartingwithKari Houle, Unit
Educator Horticulture for the University of Illinois ExtensioninKnox
County; a presentationinthe SpringSeries GardeningLectures; $3-$5;
for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W
2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextention.org, 7pmTueApr 6.
BlackHawk:TheBattlefor theHeart of America, lecture with
Dr. KerryTrask exploringwhothe manwas, his infuence, andits
continuingefect onus today; free; for information, call 309-794-7823,
WallenbergHall, Augustana College, 3701 7thAve., Rock Island, IL,
://www.augustana.edu/x17190.xml, 7:30pmWedApr 7.
Scott Turow, “PresumedInnocent”author delivers the University
of Iowa College of Law’s Levitt Lecture, titled“It’s OnlyWords: Thoughts
of a Lawyer andNovelist”; free, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, IA,
http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2009/november/112409At-a-glance.
html, 4pmThuApr 8.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour of highlights
fromthe subsequent QuadCity Symphony Orchestra concert, with
conductor/director Mark Russell Smithandguest artists; free; for
information, call 563-322-0931, ext 16, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.qcsymphony.com, 7pmSat Apr 10.
Concert Conversations w/ Kai Swanson, a quick tour of highlights
fromthe subsequent QuadCity Symphony Orchestra concert, with
conductor/director Mark Russell Smithandguest artists; free; for
information, call 563-322-0931, ext 16, Centennial Hall, Augustana
College, 3703 7thAve., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qcsymphony.com,
1pmSunApr 11.
Midwest Small Business Government ContractingSymposium,
2-day symposium; for information, call Patty Kupresinat 563-505-4393, i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, http://www.ndia.ia-il.org, Mon
Apr 12andTueApr 13.
MaryRobinson, a presentationinthe EasternIowa Community
College District’s Viewpoint DistinguishedSpeakers Series, withthe
human-rights lawyer andfrst female president of Ireland; $38-$34; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rdSt., Davenport, IA,
http://www.adlertheatre.com, 7:30pmTueApr 13.
ProtectingOur Rivers, Tammy Becker, Programs Manager for
LivingLands &Waters, talks about the Mississippi River andthe changes
it has seeninthe last 150 years, withhighlights onwhat youcando
totake responsibility for a cleaner river environment; a presentation
inthe SpringSeries GardeningLectures; $3-$5; for information, call
309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL,
http://www.yourextention.org, 7pmTueApr 13.
UI Explorers LectureSeries: NelsonTing, relevant andcurrent re-
searchrelatingtoculture andthe environment withassistant professor
of anthropology, College of Liberal Arts andSciences; free; for informa-
tion, call 319-335-0606, University of Iowa Museumof Natural History,
10 Macbride Hall, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist/, 7pm
TueApr 13.
Lunch&Learn: Retirement Realities - It’s MoreThanLeisure,
bringa sack lunchandenjoy a free teleconference programbroadcast;
toreserve, call 309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321
W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.org, 12:10pmWed
Apr 14.
Davenport Civil Rights Movement, St. Ambrose Scholar inResi-
dence Art Pitz will speak about the history of the Civil Rights Movement
inthe Quad-Cities alongwithCraigKlein(Scott Community College),
whowill discuss the history of African-Americans inthe regionthrough
the 1920s; the travelingDavenport Civil Rights Movement exhibit will
be ondisplay onthe librarys thirdfoor; free; for information, contact
Mary Heinzmanat 563-333-6241 or HeinzmanMaryB@sau.edu, St.
Ambrose University Library, Davenport, IA, 6:30pmThuApr 15.
HomeChildcareAssociation, register by Apr. 15 for Apr. 20 event;
Jennifer Jansen, Facilitator for Early ChildhoodProjects at the Area Edu-
cationAgency, will be providinga free PlayWorkshopfor home child
care providers andearly childhoodinstructors; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bet-
tendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 6:30pmThuApr 15.
JohnLynn: MayhemintheNational Parks, a Peoria resident with
many miles loggedaroundthe .S. andthe rest of the worldpresents a
programof slides andpictures takenduringhis 600 miles of bikingad-
ventures fromJacksonHole, WyomingtoWest Glacier, Montana, includ-
ingGrandTeton, Yellowstone, andGlacier National Parks; refreshments
provided; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
Adult Programs
Sat., March 6 at 2:30pm Concert of Irish Music with Lee Murdock
Sat., March 13 at 10am Dickens in Moline presented by Betty Hagberg
Sat., March 13 at 2:30pm Dickens in America, stage performance by
James Ridge
Children’s Programs
Wed., March 10 at 7:00pm Tim Britton, Celtic
Music , Folktales and Learn About the Kilt!
For all ages.
Wed., March 17 at 6:30pm St. Paddy’s Day Craft
Moline Public Library 3210 41st Street Moline, IL 61265 309-524-2440 www.molinelibrary.com
Ad sponsored by the Friends of the Moline Public Library

COMMUNITIES THRIVE
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
34
experiences raisingbaby tigers andwill speak onthe subject Looking
for Love inall theWrongPlaces”; $11; for reservations andcomplimen-
tary childcare, call Carla at 563-324-2291, 12:30pmMonMar 8.
BethMooreBibleStudy, unveil the reality of your destiny through
God’s word; for information, call 309-781-5262, River Valley Library, 214
S. MainSt., Port Byron, IL, http://www.rivervalleylibrary.org, Mondays at
1pmMonMar 8thruMonDec 27.
Knit/Crochet for Good, onthe secondTuesday of the month; craft
items for local non-profts; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock IslandPublic Library - MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.ripl.lib.il.us, 6pmTueMar 9thruTueDec 14.
Network@Noon: TheArt of Public Speaking, Thomas Minkalis,
Center for Business Development Director at Palmer College of
Chiropractic andToastermasters Chapter Advisor will be onhandtotips
andbest practices onhowtoprepare andapproachpublic speaking
invarious situations; $10-$15; toregister, call 309-757-5416, German
AmericanHeritage Center, 712W. 2ndSt., Davenport, IA, https://www.
tibp.com/cgi-bin/foxweb.dll//wlx/cal/wlxProfle?=154&action=register
&cc=IQCCCOM, 12pmTueMar 9.
FiresideKnitting, knit andcrochet items for various social organi-
zations throughout the QuadCities; supplies provided; for information,
call 563-888-3371, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, Tuesdays at 6:30pm
TueMar 9thruTueDec 28.
Let’sTalkAbout: Local Foods Salon, onthe secondTuesday of
the month; explore the movement locally as well as nationally, with
a samplingof suchtexts as“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”by Barbara
Kingsolver; $5 per sessionincludes refreshments andhandouts for
information, 309-756-8879, ext 12, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W
2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.extension.uiuc.edu/rockisland, 6:30pm
TueMar 9thruTueDec 14.
QuadCities Computer SocietyMeeting: MovingtoWindows
7, usinga remote connectionfromhis ofce inUtah, Gene Barlow
will give instructions andtips onhowtoswitchtoMicrosoft’s newest
operatingsystem; free, Tri-City JewishCenter, 2715 30th, Rock Island, IL,
http://www.qcs.org, 7pmWedMar 10.
QuadCitySnB, knittingandcrochetinggroup; free lessons avail-
able; for information, e-mail quadcitysnb@gmail.com, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://qcsnb.blogspot.
com, Wednesdays at 7pmWedMar 10thruWedDec 29.
TheInstituteof Noetic Sciences QuadCities (IONS-QC) Com-
munityGroupMonthlyMeeting, withthe presentation“Archeology
andExodus: The Plagues of Egypt”byToby McGrif; for information,
call 563-332-7259 or e-mail ionsqc@aol.com, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.noetic.org, 6:30pm
ThuMar 11.
EagleViewGroup/ SierraClubMonthlyMeeting, Mary Swalla
Holmes showingthe Iowa LearningFarm’s newest movie, “Troubled
Waters,”fromthe Culture of Conservationseries; free; public invited;
for information, e-mail Kathrynat kasavelie@aol.com, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, 7pmMonMar 15.
RockIslandPublic LibraryBoardMeeting, onthe 3rdTue. of each
month; the public may address the boardat the beginningof each
meeting; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock IslandPublic Library
- MainLibrary, 401 19th, Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org,
11:30amTueMar 16thruTueDec 21.
Scott CountyCouncil Meeting, for information, call 563-359-7577,
Scott County Extension, 875Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA,
http://dbs.extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pmTueMar 23.
Labyrinths International LeadershipCircleMeeting, heldonthe
4thTue. of the month; seekingqualifedanddedicatedindividuals to
helpthe organizationfulfll its mission; for information, call 309-269-
4213 or e-mail qclabyrinth@aol.com, QuadCity LabyrinthCommunity
Room, 2920 24thSt., Rock Island, IL, http://www.qclabyrinth.org, 7pm
TueMar 23thruTueDec 28.
Davenport Horticultural Society, meets the 4thThursday of the
month; visitors andnewmembers welcome; for information, call Edat
563-441-9884, Duck Creek Park Lodge, Davenport, IA, 6:30pmThuMar
25thruThuDec 30.
Bill of Rights Discussion, opendiscussiononthe Bill of Rights and
other parts of the Constitution, onthe last Monday of every month;
free; for information, call 309-786-0252, Mojo’s (River Music Experience),
130W2ndSt, Davenport, IA, 7pmMonMar 29thruMonDec 27.
Friends of Bettendorf Public Library, onthe frst Tuesday of the
month; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.bettendorfibrary.
com, 7pmTueApr 6thruTueDec 7.
IONS-QC: QuadCities Instituteof Noetic Sciences Community
GroupMeeting, presentationon“The Opportunities toLove”byTom
Honsa; for information, contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.comor 563-
332-7259, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf,
IA, http://www.noetic.org, 6:30pmThuApr 8.
Friends of theRockIslandLibraryMeeting, programwill feature
mini plays onnotable womeninhistory by the AmericanAssociationof
UniversityWomen; lunchincludes roast pork, redpotatoes, carrot salad
andpie; $6; reservations are required; toreserve, call Sue Bjorkman,
786-5909., First Baptist Churchof Rock Island, 3020 30thSt, Rock Island,
IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 11:30amMonApr 12.
EagleViewof theSierraClubMonthlyMeeting, for information,
call Jerry Nefat 563-332 5373, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, 7pmMonApr 19.
Friends of theRockIslandLibraryMeeting, programwill feature
the Rock IslandHighSchool Jazz Band; lunchincludes ham, mac and
cheese, salad, anddessert; $6; reservations are required; toreserve, call
Sue Bjorkman, 786-5909., First Baptist Churchof Rock Island, 3020 30th
St, Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandlibrary.org, 11:30amMonMay10.
IONS-QC: QuadCities Instituteof Noetic Sciences Community
GroupMeeting, presentationonSacredGeometry andConsciousness
by RicardoGangarossa; for information, contact Christine at IONSQC@
aol.comor 563-332-7259, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.noetic.org, 6:30pmThuMay13.
EagleViewGroup/ SierraClubMonthlyMeeting, Paul Rumler
fromthe QuadCity Passenger Rail Coalitiononlight rail service and
its environmental impact; free; public invited; for information, e-mail
Kathrynat kasavelie@aol.com, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, 7pmMonMay17.
org, 1:30pmThuApr 15.
Arthur andPaulineFrommer, programwithtravel experts; free;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St,
Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 11amSat Apr 17.
FamilyFlyFishingProgram, learnall about the sport withthe
Hawkeye Fly FishingAssociation; learnabout howtoget started, the
benefts of fy fshing, andmore; free; for information, call 309-732-,
Rock IslandPublic Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 RidgewoodRd.,
Rock Island, IL, http://www.rockislandlibrary.org, 5:30pmTueApr 27.
LearningCommunityClass, Augustana professors JasonPeters
andCharles Mahafey examine local environmental topics from
diferent points of view, andpresent updates onAugie Acres and
other hands-onprojects; a presentationinthe SpringSeries Gardening
Lectures; $3-$5; for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock IslandCounty
Extension, 321W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextention.org,
7pmTueApr 27.
Racial SegregationinRural SouthCarolinaandUrbanIowa:
Past Meets Present, lecture anddiscussionwithDr. Mohammad
Chaichian, onbehalf of the AfricanAmericanMuseumof Iowa’s“20th
Century AfricanAmericanExperience”series; free, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportli-
brary.com, 6pmTueApr 27.
Specifcallyfor Seniors - Cancer: Hope, Progress, &Answers,
withnursinginstructor Becki Maxson; detailingthe latest information
about cancer andsurvival; Q&Aperiodfollowing; for information,
call 563-326-7832 or 563-421-2198, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 1pm
WedApr 28.
VintageHat Program, presentedby MarieTimmer; free; for infor-
mation, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St, Moline,
IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 2:30pmSat May1.
UI Explorers LectureSeries: SarahLarsen, relevant andcurrent
researchrelatingtoculture andthe environment withprofessor of
chemistry, College of Liberal Arts andSciences; for information, call 319-
335-0606, University of Iowa Museumof Natural History, 10 Macbride
Hall, Iowa City, IA, http://www.uiowa.edu/~nathist/, 7pmThuMay6.
Dick&JaneMeet Technology: GPS, members of the teamat Best
Buy inDavenport showinghowtonavigate the worldof GPS (Global
PositioningSystem) technology; free; for information, call 563-344-,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA,
http://www.bettendorfibrary.com, 10pmTueMay11.
Lunch&Learn: GoingGreen- SavingMoney&Energy, bring
a sack lunchandenjoy a free teleconference programbroadcast; to
reserve, call 309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321
W2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.org, 12:10pmWed
May12.
St. AmbroseUniversitySocial JusticeConference:“Justice,
HealthandHealthCare”, featuringEdwardLawlor, nationally
recognizedexpert inhealthcare policy; $35; for information, contact
JeannineYeager at 563-333-3910 or YeagerJeanniner@sau.edu, Rogal-
ski Center - St. Ambrose , 518W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, http://www.
sau.edu/msw, 8:30amThuMay13.
Senior Day: Roots of theFinancial Crisis, Dr. Art Pitz presents a
discussionof the sources of the current worldfnancial crisis; refreshe-
ments provided; free; for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 LearningCampus, Bettendorf, IA, http://www.
bettendorfibrary.com, :30pmThuMay20.
CottonClubinaBox, celebrate the music anddance of the 1920s
CottonClub; free; for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL, http://www.molinelibrary.com, 2:30pm
Sat May22.
Specifcallyfor Seniors - Davenport’s Civil Rights History, with
Dr. Arthur Pitz, includinginformationonwhat davenport was like when
the moderncivil rights era began, what changes were , andhowthey
were carriedout; Q&Aperiodfollowing; for information, call 563-326-
7832 or 563-421-2198, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, http://www.davenportlibrary.com, 1pmWedMay26.
Lunch&Learn: BuildingaBetter Memoryfor EverydayLife, bring
a sack lunchandenjoy a free teleconference programbroadcast; to
reserve, call 309-756-9978, ext 10, Rock IslandCounty Extension, 321W
2ndAve, Milan, IL, http://www.yourextension.org, 12:10pmWedJun9.
Network@Night: DuckCityBistro, network withfellowyoung
professionals, enjoy light appetizers anda cashbar; $10, free for
Network members; for informationandtoregister, call 309-757-5416,
Duck City Bistro, 115 E 3rdSt, Davenport, IA, https://www.tibp.com/cgi-
bin/foxweb.dll//wlx/cal/wlxProfle?caleid=153&action=register&cc=IQC
CCOM, 5:30pmThuMar 4.
LibraryKnits Group, onthe frst andthirdSaturdays of the month;
for knitters of all ages; noregistrationor prior knowledge required;
bringprojects towork onor work onthe group’s practice yarn; for infor-
mation, call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6thAve., Eldridge, IA,
http://www.scottcountylibrary.org, 12pmSat Mar 6thruSat Dec 18.
Friends of theRockIslandLibraryMeeting, programwill feature
Mark Schwieberts experiences onanarcheological diginthe Holy Land;
lunchincludes cornedbeef, cabbage, carrots andcake; $6; reservations
are required; toreserve, call Sue Bjorkman, 786-5909., First Baptist
Churchof Rock Island, 3020 30thSt, Rock Island, IL, http://rockislandli-
brary.org, 11:30amMonMar 8.
Gatheringof theClanLuncheon, reserve by Mar. 8 for Mar. 12
event; hostedby the St. Patrick Society, QuadCities; meet JimHancock,
the 2010 GrandMarshal, the 2010 IrishMother of theYear, andthe 2010
SPS scholarshipwinner; live Irishmusic by the Dont Be Brothers will
be presentedduringlunch; $12; toreserve, contact Kathy Douglas at
563-355-8214, St. Patrick Society, QuadCities, P.O. Box 4487, Davenport,
IA, http://www.stpatsqc.com, 11amMonMar 8.
TheDavenport AreaChristianWomen’s ConnectionMonthly
Luncheon, reserve by Mar. 8 for Mar. 10 event; JoyceWorrell shares her
G
R
E
A
T
W
E
E
K
LY
E
N
T
E
R
T
A
IN
M
E
N
T
1777 lsIe Parkway º Bettendorf, lA 52722
1-800-THE-lSLE º www.theisIebettendorf.com
© 2010 Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Must be 21 to enter casino. Management reserves the right
to cancel or change this event at any time without prior notifcation. Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center is a service mark of the City of Bettendorf. *Packages are subject to availability.
Gambling a problem? Tere is help. And hope. Call 1-800-BETS-OFF.
OUAD-ClTlES WATERFRONT
CONVENTlON CENTER
SM
CONWAY TWlTTY TRlBUTE
Friday, March 5 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
WEEKEND WlTH ºTHE KlNG"
Friday, March 12 to Sunday, March 14
SlNBAD
Saturday, March 20 at 7:30pm
NElL DlAMOND TRlBUTE
Friday, March 26 at 7:30pm
THE COWSlLLS
Friday, April 2 at 7:30pm
Call 1-800-THE-ISLE for ticket and
hotel package* information today!
Follow us on at twitter.com/IsleCasinoBT.
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
35
Last Chance! ... Deadline March 12!
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
36
Continued From Page 21
What Else Is Happenin’
Concert featuring the rock and pop vocalists in
their 42nd year of performing. Riverfront Casino &
Golf Resort (3184 Highway 22, Riverside). 7 and 10
p.m. Free admission. For information, call (319)648-
1234 or visit RiversideCasinoAndResort.com.
Monday, March 15, and Wednesday, March
17 - Robert B. Jones. Blues guitarist, violinist,
harmonica player, singer, educator, and current
Blues in the Schools guest artist, in a concert
sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society.
Monday - Borders Books, Music, & Cafe (4000
East 53rd Street, Davenport). Wednesday - Mojo’s
at River Music Experience (131 West 2nd Street,
Davenport). 7 p.m. Free admission. For information,
call (563)322-5837 or visit MVBS.org.
THEATRE
Saturday, March 6 – Seussical. Tony Award-
nominated musical comedy, based on Dr. Seuss’
beloved children’s books. Ohnward Fine Arts
Center (1215 East Platt Street, Maquoketa). 2 p.m.
$13-$25. For tickets and information, call (563)652-
9815 or visit OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com.
Thursday, March 11 – Nickelodeon’s
Storytime Live! New stage show for young
children, featuring characters from “Dora the
Explorer,”“The Backyardigans,”“Wonder Pets!,”and
“Ni Hao, Kai-lan.”i wireless Center (1201 River Drive,
Moline). 4 and 7 p.m. $15-$35. For tickets, call
(800)745-3000 or visit iwirelessCenter.com.
Saturday, March 13 – Dickens in America.
One-man play on Charles Dickens’ last night of
his second U.S. lecture tour, written by James
DeVita, and starring James Ridge. Moline Public
Library (3210 41st Street, Moline). 2:30 p.m. Free
admission. For information and to register, call
(309)524-2470 or visit MolineLibrary.com.
DANCE
Wednesday, March 5 – The Ugly Duckling &
Other Dances. A Ballet Quad Cities presentation,
featuring a new take on the Hans Christian
Anderson classic. The Muscatine Center for
Performing Arts (901 Cedar Street, Muscatine). 7
p.m. $12/adults, $10/seniors, kids free with paid
adult (sponsored by U.S. Bank). For information, call
(309)786-3779 or visit BalletQuadCities.com.
Saturday, March 13 – Dancing for Diversity.
An evening of contemporary dance in a beneft for
Quad Citians Afrming Diversity, featuring eight
dancers performing solos and duets showcasing
original choreography by professional artists
from Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Alabama.
Unitarian Church of Davenport (3707 Eastern Ave,
Davenport). 7:30 p.m. $15 donation requested.
For information, call (309)786-2580 or visit
QCAfrmingDiversity.org.
MOVIES
Tuesday, March 16 – Return to Sweden. A
presentation in the museum’s “World Adventure
Series,”featuring post-show discussions with
flmmakers. Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre
(1717 West 12th Street, Davenport). 1, 4, and
7 p.m. $4-$6. For information and tickets, call
(563)324-1933 or visit Putnam.org.
LITERATURE
Saturday, March 6 – Pen-in-Hand Writing
Conference. Annual event hosted by the
Midwest Writing Center, featuring workshops on
“The Page as Visual Art”with Kristin Abraham;
“Fiction as Dream”with Matt VanderMeulen,
“Big Profts on a Shoestring Budget”with
Jane Reinhardt-Martin and Michael Martin,
“Building the Image”with Ryan Collins, and
“Publishing, Self-Publishing, and Otherwise”
with Bruce Carlson. Midwest Writing Center
(225 East Second Street, Suite 303, Davenport).
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 per workshop; $60 for
four. For information, call (563)324-1410 or visit
MidwestWritingCenter.org.
EVENTS
Saturday, March 13 – St. Patrick Society
Grand Parade and Post-Parade Bash.
Marching bands, musical groups, decorated
foats, and novelty entries travel through
downtown Rock Island, across the Mississippi
River via the Centennial Bridge, and through
downtown Davenport. Followed by food, drink,
and entertainment at the Col Ballroom (1012
West Fourth Street, Davenport). Parade – 11:30
a.m. Free. Post-parade Bash – 1 p.m. $15. For
information, e-mail info@stpatsqc.com or visit
StPatsQC.com.
Continued From Page 7
Following years spent traveling as part of the
Latin Kings, and several more as a headliner for
comedy venues nationwide, TV executives eventually
asked Reymundo if he’d be interested in performing
an hour-long special of his own. He was, and the
resulting stand-up concert – 2007’s Hick-Spanic: Live
in Albuquerque – not only ran on Showtime (and later
Comedy Central), but earned its star a 2008 ALMA
Award for “Outstanding Comedy Special.”
“Yeah, that’s kinda cool, isn’t it?” says Reymundo
upon mention of the accolade. “You know, you work
on this stuf forever – we literally spent a month-and-
a-half editing that thing – and when you watch it that
many times, and you dissect it that much, afer a while
you start to go, ‘Is this even funny?’ But sure enough,
they called my name. No one was more surprised
than me, I’ll tell you that.”
With a new stand-up special set to debut on
Showtime later this year, Reymundo is currently
enjoying the chance to tour, even though – as it calls
for much of his time to be spent away from his wife,
11-year-old daughter, and seven-year-old son – that
enjoyment does come with occasional hardships.
“Oh my God, they work me like a Mexican,” he
says, jokingly, of his schedule. “I’m probably on the
road 47 weeks out of the 52. But I don’t want you to
feel sorry for me, because when I say ‘week,’ I usually
leave Tursday, and I’m home by Sunday. I’m doing
what I love and taking care of my family.”
And as far as the life of a comedian is concerned,
Reymundo says, “Tere’s kind of a thrill in knowing
that, nine months from now, I might be completely
unemployed. Because it’s a motivator, and it’s a
freedom I enjoy. You know, it’s scary – I’m a married
Reymundo of the future Blue Collar comedian, “he
walked into that [Arlington] club as an amateur. And
before he went on-stage, he walked up to the bar, and
asked for a shot of tequila and a Budweiser. And I was
the bartender.
“So he and I hit it of,” continues Reymundo,
“and the frst years of our professional careers, we
drove everywhere, in his truck or mine, all across the
country. We did that for three years, until both of us
hit the point of being the headliner on a show, and
we couldn’t work together anymore. He went on to do
Blue Collar, and I went on to do the Latin Kings.”
Says Reymundo of 2002’s Te Original Latin Kings
of Comedy, the hit comedy special that had its origins
on the stand-up circuit: “I owe that a hundred percent
to Paul Rodriguez. He’d kinda gotten a glimpse of me
way back when, working in clubs in L.A., and he liked
what I was doing; he thought it was solid, and diferent
from him, and diferent from anything else he had
seen. So he took me on the road and let me open a few
shows for him, and there were a few other comics that
he liked to mix and mingle in that lineup. And before
you knew it, we were a kind of traveling show.”
Te cable network Showtime expressed interest
in a flmed version of the tour, which Rodriguez
went on to co-produce, and which featured some of
the country’s most famous Latino comedians. It also
turned into, as Reymundo says, “Showtime’s most
successful comedy special at the time,” and took his
career to a new level.
“Any time you’re able to stand next to Cheech
[Marin], Paul Rodriguez, and George Lopez – as I like
to call ’em, the Mexican Beatles – people suddenly go,
‘Well, you’ve got to be worth watching.’”
Discover Something: Alex Reymundo at Penguin’s Comedy Club, March 4 through 6
Continued From Page 7
stand-up sets in New York – including a 2007
opener at the legendary comedy club Caroline’s,
for the late comedian Richard Jeni – also caught
the attention of producers at Comedy Central,
who are currently in discussion with Madson
for his own stand-up special to be aired this fall.
“Hopefully,” he says, “we’ll get something actually
signed here in the next month or two.”
In the meantime, the performer says he’s
happy to continue performing stand-up whenever
possible. “I always used to say that as long as I’m
still on stage and still able to pay my bills, that’d be
great,” says Madson of his career goals. “But that’s
what I said, like, 10 years ago. Now I’m 30. It’s like,
yeah, I need to save up now.
“But my ultimate goal,” says Madson, “is to
worm my way in through Comedy Central, and
do something on Te Daily Show, and maybe
become one of the correspondents. And as soon as
Jon Stewart decides to retire, I’ll slip into his chair,
and I’ll take over Te Daily Show.”
He does concede, however, “I’ll have to start
reading a lot more papers.”
Nick Madson performs Game On! A Night of
Stand-Up Comedy with Nick Madson at 7 p.m.
on Tursday, March 11. Tickets are $8 to $10, and
available by calling (309)786-7733 extension 2 or
visiting Circa21.com.
stories, basically. Tings I’d tell to my friends.”
His sets will also fnd Madson occasionally
delving into cultural events and politics, although
he states, “It’s defnitely not what my show is based
around, by any means. And that’s just my own
fault, because sadly, I don’t keep up with the news
enough to constantly write new political stuf. I
occasionally make jokes about politics, but I don’t
think I know enough of what’s going on politically
to voice my opinions.”
Laughing, Madson adds, “I’m waiting for the
day when I do a political bit, and some heckler is
like, ‘Um ... that’s not right at all ... .’”
Te comedian did, however, get the chance
to venture outside his storytelling comfort zone
when he was living in New York, and was asked
to appear on a 2007 episode of Comedy Central’s
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.
“Tey flmed, like, three blocks away from my
apartment in Hell’s Kitchen,” says Madson. “One
of the guys – I think it was Greg Giraldo – was just
crazy sick one morning and wasn’t going to be able
to come in and shoot. So I got in through a friend
of a friend, somebody who worked on the show.”
Madson laughs. “I mean, they already had four
amazing comics there who would tear me a new
one if I was bad, so it didn’t hurt them in any way.
And I got a couple good quips in.”
His Tough Crowd appearance and subsequent
Drinking Stories on Stage: Nick Madson at
the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, March 11
man with two children, and there are private schools
and mortgages and all those things you deal with. But
it’s nerve-racking and exciting at the same time, which
I think keeps it fun for me.
“I see myself as continuing to grow in this business,”
he adds, “whether it’s a personal project or a project
that I’m just a small part of – every chance I get, I’m
gonna learn something, and just keep moving forward.
I like knowing that I’ll always do stand-up, though.
Something about that live room is just magic.”
Alex Reymundo performs at Penguin’s on March 4
at 7:30 p.m., March 5 at 8 p.m., and March 6 at 7:30
and 10 p.m. Information and tickets are available by
calling (563)324-5233 or visiting QCFreightHouse.com/
penguinsComedyClub.upcoming.php.
February 4 Crossword Answers
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
37
REAL ESTATE
2 BR Apt. Bettendorf
$450 per month + utilities, water paid.
Non smokers only, no pets. deposit required.
call M-F 8 am-3 pm – 563-355-5722.
Downtown Davenport Apartments- Efciency &1 Bedrooms
available. $340-$430 per month. MOVE-IN DISCOUNT - 20%of 1st
month’s rent. $15.00 discount each month for timely rent payment.
Appliances furnished, water/sewer paid, on-site laundry, of street
parking available, secure entry, no pets. 311 W 3rd St, Davenport.
563-323-7737.
2 BR Apt in Dewitt.
Rental Assistance available.
All utilities paid.
On-site Laundry.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
563-212-0205.
Kimberly Park and Colonial Court
have apartments for rent!
Call us for our monthly specials, 563-445-7535!
Voted #1 in the River Cities Reader Best of the Quad Cities poll!
Moline two bedroomapt for rent. Heat
and water paid, appliances, laundry facilities,
of street parking, no pets. $585.00.
1015 - 18th Street A, call 309-762-4444.
NOWRENTING
1 or 2 bedroom loft apartment.
Call today for details and a showing
@ 563-210-0638
www.riverwalkloftsapts.com
JOBS
EMPLOYMENT
Drivers: CDL-A. Excellent Hometime!
$.33-.37 cpm. Health Benefts!
Home 2-3 Wknds/Mon.
Regional & OTR available.
Family owned Company.
Jamie 800-593-6433.
AMERICA’S INCREDIBLE PIZZA COMPANY
is coming to Davenport! We are a leading
edge family entertainment concept that
merges 1950’s family values with excellent
food and tremendous fun, games, and rides
for all ages. We feature an Incredible
“all you can eat” bufet with over 16 types
of pizza, over 100 salad and pasta selections,
and top it of with ice cream and desserts.
We are looking for a highly motivated
Ofce Manager to join our team. The right candidate will have:
• Payroll Experience - ABRA, Maz90 Accounting
Experience
• General Human Resources Experience
• Must be profcient with Microsoft Ofce - Word and
Excel.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Must be able to function independently when
needed.
• $12 - $15 per hour based on experience.
We were named "Top Entertainment Center of the
World" awarded by IAAPA (International Association
of Amusement Parks & Attractions) in 2004 & 2008.
Apply online at:
www.incrediblepizza.com/davenport/employment
OTHER
HEALTH SERVICES

MassageTherapist now booking
events for March, April.& May!
Weddings, Birthdays, Fundraisers,
Benefts, etc. 563-340-8120.
Gift Certifcates Available.
HOME SERVICES
Handy Man Services
Call Paul Weathers - 563-570-5888
Roofng, Drywall, Construction & More!
CALL TO PLACE YOUR AD TODAY!
(563) 324-0049 or visit
RiverCitiesReader.com/classifeds
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
38
Email all listings to calendar@rcreader.com • Deadline 5 p.m. Thursday before publication
Live Music Live Music Live Music Live Music
2010/03/04 (Thu)
Abraham Inc. - I owa Memori al Uni on,
Iowa City, IA
Bl ack Hawk Col l ege Jazz Ensembl e
(6:30pm) - Huckleberry’s, 223 18th St,
Rock Island, IL
Hearth - Bisonheart - The Mill, 120 E Burl-
ington, Iowa City, IA
Jake Dilley & the Color Pharmacy - RIBCO,
1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL
Karaoke DJ - The Lucky Frog Bar and Grill,
313 N Salina St, McCausland, IA
Live Lunch w/ Rose ‘n’ Thorns (noon)
- Mojo’s (River Music Experience), 130 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA
New Karaoke - Hal’s Wagon Wheel, 1708
State Street, Bettendorf, IA
Open Mic Night - The Dam View Inn, 410
2nd St, Davenport, IA
Sara Haze - River Music Experience, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA
Summercamp Battle of the Bands: Lick It
Ticket (8pm) - Porchbuilder (9:10pm)
- The Uniphonics (10:20pm) - Dead
Larry (11:30pm) - Jumbies (12:40am)
- Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City, IA
The Roofies - QC Zone, 1516 5th Ave,
Moline, IL
The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band featuring
Jimmie Lee Adams - Rascals Rock Memo-
rabilia Bar, 1414 15th St., Moline, IL
Troy Harris, Pianist (6pm) - Red Crow Grille,
2504 53rd St., Bettendorf, IA
2010/03/05 (Fri)
ABC Karaoke - Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St.,
Davenport, IA
Bee All U Can Bee Karaoke & DJ - Commo-
dore Tap, 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA
Bobby Vee - Riverside Casino and Golf Re-
sort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA
Dani Lynn Howe Band - Edje Nightclub at
Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92,
Rock Island, IL
Dawn’s Coffeehouse (5pm) - Dawn’s Hide
& Bead Away, 220 E Washington St, Iowa
City, IA
Deanna Swoboda (3pm) - Deere-Wiman Car-
riage House, 817 11th Ave., Moline, IL
DJ Night - Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W.
Mayne St., Blue Grass, IA
Gray Wolf Band - Martini’s On the Rock, 4619
34th St, Rock Island, IL
Henhouse Prowlers - Porchbuilder - Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
Jupiter One - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL
Karaoke Night - Sneaky Pete’s, 207 Cody Rd.
N., LeClaire, IA
KASS DJ Night - Club Boulevard, 1801 10th
St., Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Ren Estrand (noon) - Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Michael Twitty - Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway,
Bettendorf, IA
Occasional Coffee House: Mike & Calvin
Wallace - Mark Ridolf - Rose ‘n’ Thorns -
Dave Schroeder - Olenka Flamingo Dance
- HERSONG - Green Valley Rejects - LoJo
- Stevie Anderson & Company - Unitarian
Church of Davenport, 3707 Eastern Ave,
Davenport, IA
Rock Art - The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa
City, IA
Rude Punch - Uptown Neighborhood Bar and
Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA
Russ Reyman Trio (5pm) - The Rusty Nail, 2606
W Locust, Davenport, IA
Tea Leaf Green - The Giving Tree Band
- The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Dav-
enport, IA
The Chris & Terry Show - Mound Street Land-
ing, 1029 Mound St., Davenport, IA
The Knockofs - Grand Tap, 2100 Grand Ave.,
Galesburg, IL
2010/03/08 (Mon)
Daytrotter Presents: Pattern Is Movement -
Huckleberry’s, 223 18th St, Rock Island, IL
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Iowa City
Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
Joe Buck Yourself - The Frank Daddies -
Daddy Long Legs - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL
Karaoke Night - The Old Stardust Sports Bar,
1191 19th Street, Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Randy Arcenas (noon) - Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Knight - The Mill, 120 E Burl-
ington, Iowa City, IA
2010/03/09 (Tue)
Ava’s Blue Pick - Jeremiah: Jam Night - M.D.
Green’s, 1808 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL
Brooks Strause - Monadnoc - Light Pollution
- The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
J. Elliot - The Old Stardust Sports Bar, 1191 19th
Street, Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Jonathan Turner (noon)
- Mojo’s (River Music Experience), 130 W
2nd St, Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ Jordan Danielsen - Bier Stube
Davenport, 2228 E 11th St, Davenport, IA
The Chris & Wes Show - Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St., Moline, IL
2010/03/10 (Wed)
Dave Ellis of the Fry Daddies - Bier Stube Dav-
enport, 2228 E 11th St, Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night - The Old Stardust Sports Bar,
1191 19th Street, Moline, IL
Open Mic Night w/ Steve McFate (6:30pm)
- Cool Beanz Cofeehouse, 1325 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL
“Tennessee,” That Nashville Cat (noon) -
Open Mic Night (7pm) - Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA
No Control - Route 61 Bar & Grill, 4320 N.
Brady St., Davenport, IA
Occasional Coffee House: Pat Walke -
Chris Dunn - Armonia - Moulton-Hill
Trio - Coleman Harris - Zolti Chorus
- Bri nden Sawyer - Kyoko & Bob
Nakamaru - Mike Condon’s Magic
- Unitarian Church of Davenport, 3707
Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night - Coffee Dive, 230 W. 3rd
St. 2nd Floor, Davenport, IA
River Prairie Minstrels (6pm) - Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Rocketpark - Mound Street Landing, 1029
Mound St., Davenport, IA
Salsa Dancing - Club Boulevard, 1801 10th
St., Moline, IL
Sin City Orchestra - Toucan’s Outdoor
Grille-n-Cantina, 2020 1st Street, Mi-
lan, IL
Third Rail - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock
Island, IL
2010/03/07 (Sun)
Breille - The Hat Eatery & Pub, 1618 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA
Dervish - CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA
moe. - Cornmeal - Capitol Theatre, 330 W.
3rd St., Davenport, IA
Orangadang! - Scatterkats, 220 N. Harrison
St., Davenport, IA
Polyester Blend (2pm) - Riverside Casino
and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riv-
erside, IA
Russ Reyman, Pianist (10am-2pm brunch
performance) - The Lodge Hotel, Spruce
Hills & Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA
The Avey Brothers - Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St., Moline, IL
Troy Harris, Pianist (11:30am) - Bass Street
Chop House, 1601 River Dr, Moline, IL
Theo’s Haiti Relief Concert - Theo’s Java Club,
213 17th St., Rock Island, IL
W-900 - Route 61 Bar & Grill, 4320 N. Brady St.,
Davenport, IA
2010/03/06 (Sat)
Bee All U Can Bee Karaoke & DJ - Crabby’s,
826 W. 1st Ave., Coal Valley, IL
Bob Dorr & the Blue Band - The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA
Bobby Vee (7 & 10pm) - Robby Vee (8:15pm)
- Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 3184
Highway 22, Riverside, IA
Caught in the Act - One More Round, 209-211
E. 2nd St, Muscatine, IA
Chester Brown - Bent River Brewing Company,
1413 5th Ave., Moline, IL
Corporate Rock - 11th Street Precinct, 2108 E
11th St, Davenport, IA
Dani Lynn Howe Band - Edje Nightclub at
Jumer’s Casino and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92,
Rock Island, IL
Dave Zollo & the Body Electric - The Mill, 120
E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
Dennis McMurrin & the Demolition Band
- Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St,
Iowa City, IA
DJ Night - Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W.
Mayne St., Blue Grass, IA
FNR - Uptown Neighborhood Bar and Grill,
2340 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf, IA
From Auld (Old) Sod to New Prairie: the
Irish in America (2:30pm) - Moline Pub-
lic Library, 3210 41st St, Moline, IL
Gray Wolf Band - Len Brown’s North Shore
I nn, 7th Street and the Rock Ri ver,
Moline, IL
Johnny Scum - Zed - The Dam View Inn,
410 2nd St, Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night - Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Caman-
che Ave, Clinton, IA
Lee Blackmon and Tom Rehr - The Grape
Life Wine Emporium, 3402 Elmore Ave.,
Davenport, IA
Lee Murdock: Concert of Irish Music
(2:30pm) - Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St, Moline, IL
Tea Leaf Green @ The Redstone Room – March 5
8 monday
9 tuesday
7 sunday
10 wednesday
6 Saturday
4 Thursday
5 FRIday
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
39
Salsa Dancing - Club Boulevard, 1801 10th
St., Moline, IL
Shame Train - The Woes - The Lonelyhearts
- The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
Sin City Orchestra - Toucan’s Outdoor Grille-n-
Cantina, 2020 1st Street, Milan, IL
Smooth Groove - The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust, Davenport, IA
Songwriters in the Round (3pm) - River Music
Experience, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA
The Cryan’ Shames - Riverside Casino and Golf
Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA
The Funnies - Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino
and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92, Rock Island, IL
“The King” Contest - Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway,
Bettendorf, IA
The Knockofs - Fargo, 4204 Avenue of the
Cities, Moline, IL
2010/03/14 (Sun)
Breille - The Hat Eatery & Pub, 1618 W. Locust
St., Davenport, IA
Dennis Albee (2pm) - Riverside Casino and Golf
Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA
Gadji-Gadjo - CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St
SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Russ Reyman, Pianist (10am-2pm brunch
performance) - The Lodge Hotel, Spruce
Hills & Utica Ridge, Bettendorf, IA
The Avey Brothers - Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St., Moline, IL
“The King” Contest (2pm) - Quad-Cities
Waterfront Convention Center, 1777 Isle
Parkway, Bettendorf, IA
Troy Harris, Pianist (11:30am) - Bass Street
Chop House, 1601 River Dr, Moline, IL
2010/03/15 (Mon)
Karaoke Night - The Old Stardust Sports Bar,
1191 19th Street, Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Randy Arcenas (noon) - Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ J. Knight - The Mill, 120 E Burl-
ington, Iowa City, IA
Robert B. Jones - Borders Books, Music & Cafe,
4000 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA
2010/03/16 (Tue)
Ava’s Blue Pick - Jeremiah: Jam Night - M.D.
Green’s, 1808 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL
Beppe Gambetta - CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd
St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
J. Elliot - The Old Stardust Sports Bar, 1191 19th
Street, Moline, IL
Live Lunch w/ Steve Couch (noon) - Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
Open Mic w/ Jordan Danielsen - Bier Stube
Davenport, 2228 E 11th St, Davenport, IA
Pretty Things Peepshow - The Mill, 120 E
Burlington, Iowa City, IA
The Chris & Wes Show - Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St., Moline, IL
2010/03/17 (Wed)
Dave Ellis of the Fry Daddies - Bier Stube Dav-
enport, 2228 E 11th St, Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night - The Old Stardust Sports Bar,
1191 19th Street, Moline, IL
Robert B. Jones - Mojo’s (River Music Experi-
ence), 130 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA
Secret Squirrel - Hawkeye Tap, 4646 Cheyenne
Ave., Davenport, IA
St. Patrick’s Day Massacre VII: 5 in a Hand CD
Release Party - Slaughterhouse Roots -
Smokin’ Joe Scarpellino and Friends - Jug
Huggers - Cashman - Emmett Sheehan
- Mint Wad Willy - Iowa City Yacht Club, 13
S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
“Tennessee,” That Nashville Cat (noon) -
Open Mic Night (7pm) - Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA
The Chris & Wes Show - Mound Street Landing,
1029 Mound St., Davenport, IA
The Craig Bentley Trio - Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St., Moline, IL
Bible of the Devil - Bloodcow - Snow Demon
- The Picador, 330 E. Washington St., Iowa
City, IA
Buddy Olson - Blueport Junction, 6605 W River
Dr, Davenport, IA
Charlie King and Karen Brandow - Broadway
Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock
Island, IL
DJ Night - Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W.
Mayne St., Blue Grass, IA
Drama Major - Realfoot Rift - Abject Agenda
- Rascals Rock Memorabilia Bar, 1414 15th
St., Moline, IL
Haiti Benefit: Meh Funk - Mother Culture
- Stubborn Tiny Lights - Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
Helmsplitter - The Pear Device - Upon the
Awakening - Hal’s Wagon Wheel, 1708 State
Street, Bettendorf, IA
Karaoke Night - Sneaky Pete’s, 207 Cody Rd.
N., LeClaire, IA
KASS DJ Night - Club Boulevard, 1801 10th
St., Moline, IL
Russ Reyman Trio (5pm) - The Rusty Nail, 2606
W Locust, Davenport, IA
Smooth Groove - The Rusty Nail, 2606 W
Locust, Davenport, IA
The Funnies - Edje Nightclub at Jumer’s Casino
and Hotel, I-280 & Hwy 92, Rock Island, IL
“The King” Contest - Quad-Cities Waterfront
Convention Center, 1777 Isle Parkway,
Bettendorf, IA
The Lovedogs - Route 61 Bar & Grill, 4320 N.
Brady St., Davenport, IA
The Uniphonics - Big Zay - The Redstone
Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA
Tony Hoeppner (noon) - Mojo’s (River Music
Experience), 130 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA
Tri-Polar XXXpress - Uptown Neighborhood
Bar and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr., Bet-
tendorf, IA
Tronicity - 11th Street Precinct, 2108 E 11th
St, Davenport, IA
Whitey Morgan & the 78’s - Fifth of Country
- RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL
The Burlington Street Bluegrass Band - The
Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
The Chris & Wes Show - Mound Street Landing,
1029 Mound St., Davenport, IA
The Craig Bentley Trio - Rascals Rock Memora-
bilia Bar, 1414 15th St., Moline, IL
Umphrey’s McGee - Iowa Memorial Union,
Iowa City, IA
2010/03/11 (Thu)
Angela Kariotis - CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd
St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Black Hawk College Jazz Ensemble (6:30pm)
- Huckleberry’s, 223 18th St, Rock Island, IL
Live Lunch w/ Paige Popejoy (noon) - Mojo’s
(River Music Experience), 130 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA
New Karaoke - Hal’s Wagon Wheel, 1708 State
Street, Bettendorf, IA
Open Mic Night - The Dam View Inn, 410 2nd
St, Davenport, IA
Papadosio - DJ Von Marxsen - Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
The Joys - RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Is-
land, IL
The Roofes - QC Zone, 1516 5th Ave, Moline, IL
The Steady Rollin’ Blues Band featuring Jim-
mie Lee Adams - Rascals Rock Memorabilia
Bar, 1414 15th St., Moline, IL
Troy Harris, Pianist (6pm) - Red Crow Grille,
2504 53rd St., Bettendorf, IA
Via Audio - Pattern Is Movement - Oh! Kuso
- The Mill, 120 E Burlington, Iowa City, IA
2010/03/12 (Fri)
ABC Karaoke - Circle Tap, 1345 Locust St.,
Davenport, IA
Angela Kariotis - CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd
St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Beaker Brothers - Riverside Casino and Golf
Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA
Bee All U Can Bee Karaoke & DJ - Commodore
Tap, 2202 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA
Winter Jam 2010 Tour Spectacular: Third
Day - Newsboys - Newsong - tenth
Avenue North - Firefight - Sidewalk
prophets - Robert Pierre - Revive - i
wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL
2010/03/13 (Sat)
Acoustic Jam Session w/ Steve McFate
- Corner Tap, 4018 14th Ave. , Rock
Island, IL
Angela Kariotis - CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd
St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Backyard Tire Fire - Ernie Hendrickson -
RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL
Bee All U Can Bee Karaoke & DJ - Crabby’s,
826 W. 1st Ave., Coal Valley, IL
Cosmic (6:30pm) - Kelly’s Irish Pub, 2222 E.
23rd St., Davenport, IA
Cryan’ Shames (7 & 10pm) - Big Daddy
Ernie Peniston (8:15pm) - Riverside
Casino and Golf Resort, 3184 Highway
22, Riverside, IA
Dani Lynn Howe Band - Wildwood Smoke-
house & Saloon, 4919 B Walleye Dr,
Iowa City, IA
Deanna Swoboda - Redeemer Lutheran
Church, Utica Ridge and Tanglefoot Lane,
Bettendorf, IA
DJ Night - Uncle Harley’s Bar & Grill, 202 W.
Mayne St., Blue Grass, IA
Gray Wolf Band- Chopper’s Bar & Grill, 17228
Rt. 5 & 92, East Moline, IL
Hap Hazard - Route 61 Bar & Grill, 4320 N.
Brady St., Davenport, IA
Karaoke Night - Moe’s Pizza, 1312 Camanche
Ave, Clinton, IA
Lynn Allen - Uptown Neighborhood Bar
and Grill, 2340 Spruce Hills Dr., Bet-
tendorf, IA
Merlin - Bent River Brewing Company, 1413
5th Ave., Moline, IL
Mommy’s Little Monster - Mulligan’s Valley
Pub, 310 W 1st Ave, Coal Valley, IL
Mr. Whoopie - Jersey Grille, 5255 Jersey
Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA
NINE-1-1 - Stooges, 908 3rd St, Orion, IL
One Night of Queen - Adler Theatre, 136 E.
3rd St., Davenport, IA
Open Mic Night - Cofee Dive, 230 W. 3rd St.
2nd Floor, Davenport, IA
Paul Kresowik & the Instrumentals - Col-
lectible Boys - Ron John - Iowa City Yacht
Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA
QC-Rockers - Greenbriar Restaurant and
Lounge, 4506 27th St, Moline, IL
Rob Dahms - The Lucky Frog Bar and Grill,
313 N Salina St, McCausland, IA
Jupiter One @ RIBCO – March 5
Live Music Live Music Live Music Live Music
13 Saturday
14 sunday
Get Your Gig or Venue
HIGHLIGHTED
Advertise in the Reader.
Call 563-324-0049
15 monday
16 tuesday
17 wednesday
12 FRIday
11 Thursday
R
i
v
e
r

C
i
t
i
e
s


R
e
a
d
e
r


V
o
l
.

1
7

N
o
.

7
4
7



M
a
r
c
h

4

-

1
7
,

2
0
1
0
B
u
s
i
n
e
s
s



P
o
l
i
t
i
c
s



A
r
t
s



C
u
l
t
u
r
e



N
o
w
Y
o
u

K
n
o
w



R
i
v
e
r
C
i
t
i
e
s
R
e
a
d
e
r
.
c
o
m
40

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful

Master Your Semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master Your Semester with a Special Offer from Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.